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Investigating forensics

Investigating forensics

DNA

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The bone samples you sent for DNA analysis arrived at the lab.

If the samples are not too degraded or contaminated, the analyst will amplify enough DNA to create a molecular profile of the deceased individual. Ideally, this will tell you the sex of the person. This should match the assessment you made from the skeleton.

The DNA profile will also be compared to profiles from other unidentified remains and those provided by family members of missing persons. If the victim's or family member's DNA already exists in one of the databases, the forensic analyst may be able to find a match.