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Identifying Human Remains Using TrueAllele® Technology

Perlin, M.W. Identifying human remains using TrueAllele® technology. Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters. M. I. Okoye and C. H. Wecht. Tucson, AZ, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co: 31-38, 2007.

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Abstract: The DNA laboratory transforms biological specimens into STR sequencer data. To accomplish this task automatically, the laboratory applies a series of DNA analysis instruments. These instruments include a DNA extraction robot, a DNA quantitation device, a PCR DNA amplifier, and a fluorescent DNA sequencer. But the resulting DNA data must then be further transformed into human identification information: genetic profiles and matches. This information can be obtained automatically using a DNA interpretation instrument - the TrueAllele® Scientific Calculator (TASC™). The TASC instrument is a small supercomputer specifically designed for transforming DNA sequencer data into genetic profiles and matches.