Decoding the Encoded Evidence: DNA in Forensic Science
Faculty of Science, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Subham Mukherjee
Faculty of Science, University of Delhi
Delhi-110 071, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 17, 2016; Accepted Date: October 21, 2016; Published Date: October 24, 2016
Citation: Mukherjee S (2016) Decoding the Encoded Evidence: DNA in Forensic Science. J Health Edu Res Dev 4: e125. doi: 10.4172/2380-5439.1000e125
Copyright: © 2016 Mukherjee S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sherlock Holmes said “it has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important”, but never imagined that such a little thing, the DNA molecule, could become perhaps the most powerful single tool in the multifaceted fight against crime. 30 years after the development of DNA fingerprinting, forensic DNA analysis is to the conviction or exoneration of suspects and identification of victims of crime, accidents and mass disaster. As necessity is the mother of all invention, it drives us in the development of modern methods in molecular genetics, statistics, and the use of massive intelligence database.