Resources


DNA Forensics
Comprehensive resource covering forensic identification, arising from the human genome project, discussing accuracies, potential applications and databases such as the Combined DNA Index System. Maintained at Oak Ridge, TN.

Forensic DNA Consulting
Resource aimed at attorneys, placing DNA testing in perspective. Search for expert witness, training, articles and bibliography from Richmond, CA.

How DNA Evidence Works
Introduction to the steps in DNA fingerprinting evidence gathering for law enforcement, and its application from Howstuffworks Inc., Raleigh, NC.

Frontline
Interviews in which DNA evidence was involved in court cases, with more examples since 1987, by searching PBS from Alexandria, VA.

National DNA Data Bank
Explains history, privacy, security, statistics and case examples, with FAQ to justify the instigation of DNA fingerprinting upon conviction, for criminal records held in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

STRBase
Short Tandem Repeat database for genetic mapping and identity testing, comprehensively explained and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.

Population Distribution
Link to CNN report on OJ Simpson Trial, from expert witness Dr Bruce Weir, Professor of Statistics and Genetics, North Carolina State University, NC.

Forensic Mathematics
Page of links on maths behind DNA identification and population genetics. Reports and biostatistics software from consultant in Oakland, CA.

DNA Forensics Problem Set
The Biology Project at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.