Forensic Analysis of DNA 2
PHA 6935 Forensic Analysis of DNA 2


This is a 3-credit course.


Forensic Analysis of DNA 2 is a continuation of PHA6851 Forensic Analysis of DNA where students learned about the methods routinely used for the isolation of DNA from cells and techniques applied to DNA quantitation, electrophoretic separation, as well as data analysis, interpretation and reporting. In DNA 2, students learn how to interpret DNA data to include mixture deconvolution and the statistics that apply to DNA matches/inclusions. Modules also guide the student through the basis of Y-STR and Kinship testing statistical applications. Students will also learn the report writing, review and testimony skills required of a DNA analyst.


PHA6851 Forensic Analysis of DNA.


Module Topic
Module 1 DNA Data Analysis
Module 2 Autosomal STR Interpretation
Module 3 Mixture Deconvolution 1
Module 4 Mixture Deconvolution 2
Module 5 Significance of a match and calculating statistics
Module 6 Y-STR testing
Module 7 Kinship Testing
Module 8 Report Writing, Review and Testimony

Required Materials

Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Interpretation.
Author John Butler
1st Edition
ISBN 9780124052130.

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