Evaluation of tapelifting as a collection method for touch DNA.

@article{Verdon2014EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of tapelifting as a collection method for touch DNA.},
  author={Timothy J. Verdon and Roger Mitchell and Roland A. H. van Oorschot},
  journal={Forensic science international. Genetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          179-86
        }
}
The use of tapelifting for collection of touch DNA from fabrics is routine in many jurisdictions. However, there is a paucity of data relating to the effectiveness of different types of tapes for tapelifting, the amount of tapelifting required to generate a useful profile, and whether or not tapelifting is more effective than swabbing from various substrates. This research investigates these questions by comparing two tapes of different adhesive strength currently used in forensic casework… CONTINUE READING
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