Genetic Typing Methods in Forensic Science

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Subject Area: 
R - Biology / DNA Program
Class Location: 
Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory and CCI-Los Angeles
Class Description: 

This 2-day course will provide students with information on the history of genetic typing methods used in forensic science and will include a review of: (1) antigen and enzyme genetic marker systems used in forensic science, (2) restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) systems, (3) immobilized probe typing methods: DQA1 and PM , (4) mitochondrial DNA typing, (5) fragment based typing systems: D1S80 and STRs, (6) DNA databases, (7) Y STRs, and (8) future DNA typing technologies. Each class is limited to 20 students.

Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory Staff
Teaching Methods: 
Classroom lectures and group discussions
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in a written test.
SWGDAM specified classes: molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, or approval of Course Coordinator.
Pre-course reading material may be assigned.
Materials Fee: 
No cost to California public crime laboratory personnel. A $240.00 tuition fee is required for all other public agencies, private sector, or out of state applicants.
Course Contact: 
Neda Khoshkebari (916) 464-5599, (916)464-0600
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