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Don’t let the case go cold: enabling studies into the protection of aging DNA samples

Written by Ebony Torrington (Managing Editor)

Accelerated aging in forensic studies blood samples

A new study uses accelerated aging as a method to reduce the duration of studies examining the stability of DNA in forensically relevant biological samples on swabs. A new study from researchers at Bode Cellmark Forensics Inc. (VA, USA) uses accelerated aging as a method to reduce the duration of studies examining the stability of DNA in forensic evidence-type samples on swabs. The results, published in BioTechniques, are important for evaluating and improving methods for the collection, storage and preservation of biological evidence for DNA analysis. The degradation of DNA from forensic samples can pose a challenge for criminal cases...

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