Special Issue "Forensic Genetics and Genomics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
2. Forensic Genetics Laboratoty, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, Tor Vergata University, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: forensic genetics; genetic counselling; human identification; neurogenetics; prenatal and postnatal genetic diagnosis; pharmacogenetics, genetics of complex diseases
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Over the last 30 years, technological progress has led to the development of ultra-sensitive methods that can be applied to different fields of molecular genetics, including forensic genetics. Indeed, the availability of an -omic platform for the comprehensive and in-depth analysis of DNA or RNA is revolutionizing forensic investigations and can play a crucial role in improving current methods to find offenders, exonerate wrongly accused individuals, and identify victims of crime and disasters. Basic and applied genomics are expected to modify and probably remodel the methods we currently use for the genetic characterization and interpretation of forensic evidence.
This Special Issue focuses on the relevant aspects of forensic DNA analysis, covering new trends in forensic genetics. In particular, this Special Issue covers:
- Recent progress concerning individual identification based on genomic investigation;
- New scientific and technological developments in forensic genetics;
- Examination of forensic biostatistics applied to a real case;
- New approaches for forensic biostatistical analysis;
- Recent progress on the age estimation of biological evidence;
- Recent progress on the ancestry estimation of biological evidence;
- Current limits and perspectives of forensic DNA phenotyping;
- Use of RNA/miRNA in the forensic identification of biological fluids;
- Recent progress, methods, and perspectives of forensic epigenetics.
Prof. Emiliano Giardina
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- age estimation of forensic evidence
- ancestry estimation
- DNA mixtures
- DNA phenotyping
- forensic biostatistics
- forensic genetics
- forensic genomics
- human identification
- missing person identification
- next-generation sequencing (NGS)