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DNA in Identification—Forensics

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

DNA in Identification—Forensics

Taught by Professor David Sadava | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka, hundreds of children were separated from their parents. When several couples were claiming one baby as their own, DNA testing enabled doctors to reunite the real parents with their baby. This kind of testing is frequently used in crime-solving today.

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