Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Abstract

This IQP studies the process of DNA fingerprinting and its impact on society. The background and methodology behind DNA profiling is explained. The procedures for proper collection and usage of DNA in the field of forensics, the introduction of DNA evidence into courts, and the assembly of DNA databases are explored. This exploration allowed for discussion of the societal effects of this controversial issue.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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