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Building Laboratory Capacity for DNA Profiling

Learn how to implement DNA operations without complications.

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Building Laboratory Capacity for DNA Profiling (pdf presentation)


Taking Forensic DNA Operations to the Next Level – Increasing Laboratory Capacity

Learn how you can take your forensic DNA operations to the next level and increase your laboratory capacity.

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Taking Forensic DNA Operations to the Next Level – Increasing Laboratory Capacity (pdf presentation)


Helpful Links

Understand DNA terminology
http://dna.gov/glossary/
http://www.genome.gov/10002096

Find facts on STRs using the Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet Database
http://www.cstl.nist.gov/biotech/strbase/

Keep up-to-date on the latest developments in DNA Policy
http://www.dnaresource.com/

Learn about classical and molecular genetics through animations, graphics, audio files, biographies and test cases
http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/

Search for DNA related information on the National Institute of Health’s Office of Science Education Web site
http://science.education.nih.gov/home2.nsf/SearchDocs?SearchView&Query=dna&

Learn about the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) Program
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/html/codis1.htm

Find laboratory resources under the President’s DNA Initiative
http://dna.gov/

DNA and wildlife forensics
http://www.forensicdna.ca/
http://www.lab.fws.gov/

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
http://www.aafs.org/

American Association of Blood Banks
http://www.aabb.org

American Board of Genetic Counseling
http://www.abgc.net

American Prosecutor’s Research Institute
http://www.ndaa.org/apri/index.html

American Society of Human Genetics
http://www.ashg.org

American Society for Quality
http://www.asq.org/

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD)
http://www.ascld.org/

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB)
http://www.ascld-lab.org

California Association of Criminalists
http://www.cacnews.org/

College of American Pathologists
http://www.cap.org

European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) DNA Working Group
http://www.enfsi.eu/

Human Identity Trade Association
http://www.humanidentity.org

International Federation of Human Genetic Societies
http://www.ifhgs.org

International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG)
http://www.isfg.org/

National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
http://www.thename.org/