Past, present and future of forensic DNA typing

Emiliano Giardina, Aldo Spinella, Giuseppe Novelli

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Recent advances in our ability to dissect the human genome and the availability of platforms for genome-wide analysis and whole-genome sequencing are expected to develop new tools for both biomedical and forensic DNA analyses. Nowadays, we can individualize single cells left at the crime scene or analyze ancient human remains. Here, we provide a general view on the past, current and likely future directions of forensic DNA analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-270
Number of pages14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


  • DNA fingerprint
  • forensic DNA typing
  • short tandem repeat
  • single nucleotide polymorphism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Development


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