Author(s): Butler JM
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Abstract Short tandem repeat (STR) typing methods are widely used today for human identity testing applications including forensic DNA analysis. Following multiplex PCR amplification, DNA samples containing the length-variant STR alleles are typically separated by capillary electrophoresis and genotyped by comparison to an allelic ladder supplied with a commercial kit. This article offers a brief perspective on the technologies and issues involved in STR typing.
This article was published in Biotechniques
and referenced in Journal of Civil & Legal Sciences