Effect of dactyloscopic powders on DNA profiling from enhanced fingerprints: results from an experimental study.

@article{Tozzo2014EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dactyloscopic powders on DNA profiling from enhanced fingerprints: results from an experimental study.},
  author={Pamela Tozzo and Alice Giuliodori and Daniele Rodriguez and Luciana Caenazzo},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={68-72}
}
We conducted a study on the effect of fingerprint enhancement methods on subsequent short tandem repeat profiling. First, we performed a study typing blood traces deposited on 5 different surfaces, treated with 8 types of dactyloscopic powders. Three different DNA extraction methods were used. Subsequently, we analyzed latent fingerprints on the same 5 surfaces enhanced with the 8 different powders used in the first part of the study. This study has demonstrated that DNA profiling can be… CONTINUE READING