Unformatted text preview: digested with enzymes. The resulting fragments are separated by a process called electrophoresis. Electrophoresis is a process in which electrical charges separate DNA fragments according to size. The separated DNA fragments are then detected with DNA probes and used to develop a fingerprint. A statistical evaluation enables the forensic pathologist to compare a suspect's DNA with the DNA recovered at a crime scene and to state with a high degree of certainty (usually 99 percent) that the suspect was at the crime scene....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Pesthy during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07