Success Story: Forensic Epigenetics – Markers for the Identification of Body Fluids
NIJ and Florida International University
“Our laboratory is excited about DNA epigenetic markers as they offer the possibility of an objective confirmation of what cell type the DNA profile is originating from. If proven, the methodology could replace traditional serological approaches to body fluid confirmation.” -Mark Powell M.Sc., F-ABC Crime Lab Manager, San Francisco Police Dept.
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Learn more about how a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) award (2012-DN-BXK018) contributed to the development of epigenetic markers in forensic casework.