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DNA transfer: a question of when and how

DNA transfer shaking hands

In recent years, forensic science has seen a number of significant improvements in the field of forensic DNA analysis.  One of the drivers has been the need to detect ever decreasing amounts of DNA.  The DNA17 technique, in routine use in the UK since July 2014, is designed to be more sensitive than its predecessor SGMPlus, and therefore the spotlight is shining more brightly on the issues around DNA transfer and persistence.READ MORE