Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/120496
Author(s): Arenas M.
Pereira F.
Oliveira M.
Pinto N.
Lopes A.M.
Gomes V.
Carracedo A.
Amorim A.
Title: Forensic genetics and genomics: Much more than just a human affair
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: While traditional forensic genetics has been oriented towards using human DNA in criminal investigation and civil court cases, it currently presents a much wider application range, including not only legal situations sensu stricto but also and, increasingly often, to preemptively avoid judicial processes. Despite some difficulties, current forensic genetics is progressively incorporating the analysis of nonhuman genetic material to a greater extent. The analysis of this material—including other animal species, plants, or microorganisms—is now broadly used, providing ancillary evidence in criminalistics in cases such as animal attacks, trafficking of species, bioterrorism and biocrimes, and identification of fraudulent food composition, among many others. Here, we explore how nonhuman forensic genetics is being revolutionized by the increasing variety of genetic markers, the establishment of faster, less error-burdened and cheaper sequencing technologies, and the emergence and improvement of models, methods, and bioinformatics facilities. © 2017 Arenas et al.
Subject: bioinformatics
forensic genetics
genetic marker
genomics
human
animal
bacterium
biology
food analysis
forensic genetics
genetics
plant
trends
genetic marker
Animals
Bacteria
Computational Biology
Food Analysis
Forensic Genetics
Genetic Markers
Genomics
Humans
Plants
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/120496
Source: PLoS Genetics, vol. 13(9): e1006960
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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