Gene expression analysis characterizes antemortem stress and has implications for establishing cause of death.

@article{Jardine2011GeneEA,
  title={Gene expression analysis characterizes antemortem stress and has implications for establishing cause of death.},
  author={David S. Jardine and Leanne M Cornel and M. P. Emond},
  journal={Physiological genomics},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 16},
  pages={974-80}
}
Within the field of forensic pathology, determination of the cause of death depends upon identifying physical changes in the corpse or finding diagnostic laboratory abnormalities. When such perturbations are absent, definitive assignment of a cause of death may be difficult or impossible. An example of such a problem is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a common cause of neonatal mortality that does not produce physical findings or laboratory abnormalities. Although respiratory failure as a… CONTINUE READING