2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

BIO 413 Forensic DNA Analysis and Interpretation

9 hours: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory 

BIO 413 consists of lectures and laboratory experiments in molecular biology with special emphasis placed on forensic DNA analysis. Lecture topics include an overview of forensic biology, statistics and population genetics including: sample collection; bioethics; DNA extraction, quantitation, and typing; databases; lab validation including quality assurance and quality control, and emerging technologies. Laboratory experiments introduce advanced experimental techniques such as autosomal STR and "linkage markers" (Y-STR and mtDNA) analysis DNA quantitation and PCR-STR analysis of simulated "crime scene samples."




ENG 201, BIO 412


This course has a $40.00 material fee.