DNA typing of human remains found in damp environments.

@article{Graw2000DNATO,
  title={DNA typing of human remains found in damp environments.},
  author={Matthias Graw and Helmut Weisser and Susanne Lutz},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2000},
  volume={113 1-3},
  pages={
          91-5
        }
}
DNA typing is often used to determine identity from human remains. The environment to which the material has been exposed, however, is crucial for the success of the investigation. Damp conditions in particular can cause a rapid degradation of DNA, even in bone and teeth, and thus reduce the chances of successful typing. Here, we present the results of investigations performed on four skulls that had been lying in a damp environment for periods ranging from almost 1 year to about 45 years. In… CONTINUE READING
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