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Forensic DNA Software

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Forensic DNA Software

evidence together, forensic investigators are able to provide reliable proof that ties an offender to a crime or exonerates an individual who has been wrongly accused. Praised by appellate court decisions and successfully used by both the prosecution and the defence, DNA testing has come to be regarded as the bread-and-butter of forensic investigation, with the ability to reliably produce the right result.


DNA, however, is not without its challenges and its limitations. Poor-quality samples or partial profiles containing degraded DNA for example, may make it difficult to identify the donor of the DNA. So too can complex DNA mixtures containing genetic data from more than two individuals, especially if any of the individuals are related.

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