Adams, David S.
Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory
The purpose of this Major Qualifying Project was to test the accuracy and reliability of a new commercially available Y-STR kit for ReliaGene Inc. of Louisiana for DNA profiling. This project was accomplished by testing and optimizing several variables. The data from this project indicate that blood, saliva, and semen can all be analyzed successfully from male samples, that organically extracted DNA worked better than Chelex-extracted DNA, 0.5 ng of DNA was optimum, and the test was male specific.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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