Molecular Biology of Forensic DNA Analysis

GMS FS 720

This lecture-based course will discuss theory and application of human genetics and molecular biology to testing of biological evidence. DNA structure and organization of the human genome and types of genetic variation occurring in humans will be covered. Other topics include the history of DNA analysis and current PCR based methods for testing of autosomal STR loci, Y chromosome STR loci and mitochondrial DNA. Lecture material will also cover commonly encountered artifacts in PCR testing, DNA profile interpretation and statistical analysis of results. 3 cr

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Cotton HOU R115 T 9:00 am-11:50 am MED Campus

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