I. Sample Collection, Sample Storage, and DNA Extraction Forensic DNA Evidence Collection at a Crime Scene: An Investigator's Commentary; Joseph Blozis Optimizing Storage and Handling of DNA Extracts; Steven B. Lee, Cecelia A. Crouse, and Margaret C. Kline Extraction of DNA from Forensic Biological Samples for Genotyping; James E. Stray, Jason Y. Liu, Maxim G. Brevnov, and Jaiprakash G. Shewale Extraction of DNA from Human Remains; James E. Stray and Jaiprakash G. Shewale II. Sample Assessment RNA Profiling for the Identification of the Tissue Origin of Dried Stains in Forensic Biology; Erin K. Hanson and Jack Ballantyne Assessment of DNA Extracted from Forensic Samples Prior to Genotyping; Maura Barbisin and Jaiprakash G. Shewale III. STRs-Proven Genotyping Markers Principles, Practice, and Evolution of Capillary Electrophoresis as a Tool for Forensic DNA Analysis; Jaiprakash G. Shewale, Liwei Qi, and Lisa M. Calandro Next-Generation STR Genotyping Kits for Forensic Applications; Julio J. Mulero and Lori K. Hennessy Biology and Genetics of New Autosomal STR Loci Useful for Forensic DNA Analysis; John M. Butler and Carolyn R. Hill Hidden Variation in Microsatellite Loci: Utility and Implications for Forensic DNA; John V. Planz and Thomas A. Hall Additional Y-STRs in Forensics: Why, Which, and When; Kaye N. Ballantyne and Manfred Kayser IV. Expanding the Genotyping Capabilities Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Analysis: Current Practice and Future Potential; Mitchell Holland, Terry Melton, and Charity Holland Applications of Autosomal SNPs and Indels in Forensic Analysis; Christopher Phillips Deep-Sequencing Technologies and Potential Applications in Forensic DNA Testing; Roxanne R. Zascavage, Shantanu J. Shewale, and John V. Planz Sample-to-Result STR Genotyping Systems: Potential and Status; Jenny A. Lounsbury, Joan M. Bienvenue, and James P. Landers V. Training Training of Forensic DNA Scientists-A Commentary; Meredith A. Turnbough, Arthur J. Eisenberg, Lisa Schade, and Jaiprakash G. Shewale Index
"... an up-to-date treatise on DNA analysis methods for criminal casework. It is a collection of articles by well-established forensic DNA researchers and practitioners. The book provides a reliable resource for forensic science educators, practitioners, and other criminal justice professionals. .. This book serves as an excellent resource for practicing forensic scientists as well as aspiring forensic DNA scientists who have a molecular biology background but need to understand specifi c issues regarding evidence handling, preservation, extraction, and analysis of DNA evidence samples for criminal casework. .. a valuable addition for practicing crime laboratories and a useful teaching tool for forensic biology courses." -S. K. Sinha, InnoGenomics Technologies, in Forensic Science Review, Vol. 26, No. 2 "New technologies will challenge the scientific community to provide reliable, reproducible, and validated forensic protocols, while legal and ethical considerations will determine the extent to which these technologies are employed. This volume provides insight into the latest advances as they evolve into 21st century DNA forensics." -From the Foreword by Leonard Klevan, Ph.D.