Forensic Genetic Approaches for Identification of Human Skeletal Remains

Written By Angie Ambers
Forensic Genetic Approaches for Identification of Human Skeletal Remains
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 29 July 2022
  • ISBN : 0128163690
  • Pages : 500 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Forensic Genetic Approaches for Identification of Human Skeletal Remains written by Angie Ambers which was release on 29 July 2022, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Forensic Genetic Approaches for Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Challenges, Best Practices, and Emerging Technologies provides best practices on processing bone samples for DNA testing. The book outlines forensic genetics tools that are available for the identification of skeletal remains in contemporary casework and historical/archaeological investigations. Although the book focuses primarily on the use of DNA for direct identification or kinship analyses, it also highlights complementary disciplines often used in concert with genetic data to make positive identifications, such as forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, and forensic art/sculpting. Unidentified human remains are often associated with tragic events, such as fires, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, war conflicts, genocide, airline crashes, homicide, and human rights violations under oppressive totalitarian regimes. In these situations, extensive damage to soft tissues often precludes the use of such biological samples in the identification process. In contrast, bone material is the most resilient, viable sample type for DNA testing. DNA recovered from bone often is degraded and in low quantities due to the effects of human decomposition, environmental exposure, and the passage of time. The complexities of bone microstructure and its rigid nature make skeletal remains one of the most challenging sample types for DNA testing. Provides best practices on processing bone samples for DNA testing Presents detailed coverage of proper facilities design for skeletal remains processing, selection of optimal skeletal elements for DNA recovery, specialized equipment needed, preparation and cleaning of bone samples for DNA extraction, and more Highlights complementary disciplines often used in concert with genetic data to make positive identifications, such as forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, and forensic art/sculpting

Forensic Genetic Approaches for Identification of Human Skeletal Remains

Forensic Genetic Approaches for Identification of Human Skeletal Remains
  • Author : Angie Ambers
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-29
  • Total pages : 500
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : Forensic Genetic Approaches for Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Challenges, Best Practices, and Emerging Technologies provides best practices on processing bone samples for DNA testing. The book outlines forensic genetics tools that are available for the identification of skeletal remains in contemporary casework and historical/archaeological investigations. Although the book ...

Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains

Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains
  • Author : Gregory E. Berg,Sabrina C Ta'ala
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-13
  • Total pages : 334
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : Ancestry determination in the identification of unknown remains can be a challenge for forensic scientists and anthropologists, especially when the remains available for testing are limited. There are various techniques for the assessment of ancestry, ranging from traditional to new microbiological and computer-assisted methods. Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of ...

New Perspectives in Forensic Human Skeletal Identification

New Perspectives in Forensic Human Skeletal Identification
  • Author : Krista E. Latham,Eric J. Bartelink,Michael Finnegan
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-27
  • Total pages : 374
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : New Perspectives in Forensic Human Skeletal Identification provides a comprehensive and up-to-date perspective on human identification methods in forensic anthropology. Divided into four distinct sections, the chapters will reflect recent advances in human skeletal identification, including statistical and morphometric methods for assessing the biological profile (sex, age, ancestry, stature), biochemical ...

Physical and Biochemical Factors Affecting the Recovery and Analysis of DNA from Human Skeletal Remains

Physical and Biochemical Factors Affecting the Recovery and Analysis of DNA from Human Skeletal Remains
  • Author : Laura Gaydosh Combs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : There are approximately 4,400 sets of unidentified human remains recovered each year, nearly a quarter of which are not identified within the year following recovery. Obtaining genetic information through DNA testing of bone samples has become a critical element to identifying missing persons and recovered human remains. DNA is preserved within ...

Commingled Human Remains

Commingled Human Remains
  • Author : Bradley Adams,John Byrd
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-04
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : Commingled human remains are encountered in situations ranging from prehistoric ossuaries to recent mass fatality incidents. Commingled Human Remains: Methods in Recovery, Analysis, and Identification brings together tools from diverse sources within the forensic science community to offer a set of comprehensive approaches to resolving issues associated with commingled remains. ...

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Author : Soren Blau,Douglas H. Ubelaker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-28
  • Total pages : 696
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : With contributions from 70 experienced practitioners from around the world, this second edition of the authoritative Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology provides a solid foundation in both the practical and ethical components of forensic work. The book weaves together the discipline’s historical development; current field methods for analyzing crime, ...

Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains

Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains
  • Author : Gregory E. Berg,Sabrina C Ta'ala
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-13
  • Total pages : 334
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : Ancestry determination in the identification of unknown remains can be a challenge for forensic scientists and anthropologists, especially when the remains available for testing are limited. There are various techniques for the assessment of ancestry, ranging from traditional to new microbiological and computer-assisted methods. Biological Affinity...

Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action

Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action
  • Author : Roberto C. Parra,Sara C. Zapico,Douglas H. Ubelaker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Total pages : 896
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : Widens traditional concepts of forensic science to include humanitarian, social, and cultural aspects Using the preservation of the dignity of the deceased as its foundation, Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action: Interacting with the Dead and the Living is a unique examination of the applications of humanitarian forensic science. Spanning two ...

Forensic DNA Typing Principles Applications and Advancements

Forensic DNA Typing  Principles  Applications and Advancements
  • Author : Pankaj Shrivastava,Hirak Ranjan Dash,Jose A. Lorente,Jahangir Imam
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-12-11
  • Total pages : 685
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : The book explores the fundamental principles, advances in forensic techniques, and its application on forensic DNA analysis. The book is divided into three modules; the first module provides the historical prospect of forensic DNA typing and introduces fundamentals of forensic DNA typing, methodology, and technical advancements, application of STRs, and ...

Handbook of Missing Persons

Handbook of Missing Persons
  • Author : Stephen J. Morewitz,Caroline Sturdy Colls
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-12-19
  • Total pages : 585
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : This ambitious multidisciplinary volume surveys the science, forensics, politics, and ethics involved in responding to missing persons cases. International experts across the physical and social sciences offer data, case examples, and insights on best practices, new methods, and emerging specialties that may be employed in investigations. Topics such as secondary ...

Advances in Forensic Human Identification

Advances in Forensic Human Identification
  • Author : Xanthe Mallett,Teri Blythe,Rachel Berry
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-24
  • Total pages : 474
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : As forensic human identification receives increased global attention, practitioners, policy makers, and students need an appropriate resource that describes current methods and modalities that have shaped today’s policies and protocols. A supplemental follow-up to Forensic Human Identification: An Introduction, Advances in Forensic Human Identification covers advances in the most ...

Molecular Genetic Approaches in Conservation

Molecular Genetic Approaches in Conservation
  • Author : Thomas B. Smith,Robert K. Wayne
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-10-24
  • Total pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : Molecular techniques are proving invaluable in determining the phylogenetic status of potentially endangered species, for investigating mechanisms of speciation, and for measuring the genetic structure of populations. It is increasingly important for ecologists and evolutionary and conservation biologists to understand and use such molecular techniques, but most workers in these ...

Sex Estimation of the Human Skeleton

Sex Estimation of the Human Skeleton
  • Author : Alexandra R. Klales
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-30
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : Sex Estimation of the Human Skeleton is a comprehensive work on the theory, methods, and current issues for sexing human skeletal remains. This work provides practitioners a starting point for research and practice on sex estimation to assist with the identification and analysis of human remains. It contains a collection ...

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton
  • Author : M. Anne Katzenberg,Shelley R. Saunders
  • Publisher : Wiley-Liss
  • Release Date : 2008-04-07
  • Total pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton covers a scope of major topics in human skeletal biology and will be an indispensable research guide to biological anthropologists, osteologists, paleoanthropologists, and archaeologists. But the new, second edition also addresses the need to teach this complex material to a steadily growing population of ...

THE HUMAN SKELETON IN FORENSIC MEDICINE

THE HUMAN SKELETON IN FORENSIC MEDICINE
  • Author : Mehmet Yasar Iscan,Maryan Steyn
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01
  • Total pages : 516
  • ISBN : 0128163690
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Summary : This classic in forensic anthropology has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded for the new Third Edition. The result presents the state of the medicolegal art of investigating human skeletal remains. The third edition follows more than 25 years after the second edition. During this time, considerable changes occurred in the ...