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SCH2142 Forensic Genetics
Credit Points: 15
This unit considers the genetic markers used in forensic DNA typing laboratories, the underlying principles of DNA typing and the techniques employed in DNA typing. Paternity testing, crime scene analysis and mass disasters demonstrate the application of DNA typing. In addition, Forensic Genetics is used to solve older mysteries like those of the Romanovs, Tyrolean Ice Man and our relationship to the Neandertals, Homo neanderthalensis. Students amplify and sequence the Hypervariable Region 1 of their mitochondrial DNA to identify their ancestral mother - their ‘Daughter of Eve’.  The importance of population genetic marker allele frequencies to all types of forensic genetic analyses is emphasised.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K09Bachelor of Forensic Investigation
MIBIOMBiomedical Science Minor
MABUUDBiomedical Science Major
SMCHUMHuman Biology 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIHBIOHuman Biology Minor
MAHBIOHuman Biology Major
MAAAFDHuman Biology Major
SMCGENHuman Genetics 8 Unit Supporting Major
MIAGENHuman Genetics Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014