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DNA Fingerprinting - An Asset to Forensic Dentistry

Volume 9 - Issue 5

Aditi Sharma*1, Akshat Sachdeva1, Sumit Bhateja1 and Geetika Arora2

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    • 1Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manav Rachna Dental College, India
    • 2 Reader Department of Public Health Dentistry, Inderprastha Dental College, India

    *Corresponding author: Aditi Sharma, Dental Surgeon, Manav Rachna Dental College, Haryana, India

Received: September 25, 2018;   Published: October 09, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.09.001855

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Abstract

The recent advances in molecular biology have revolutionized all aspects of dentistry. DNA, the language of life yields information beyond our imagination, both in health or disease. To uncover all the mysteries linked with the oral cavity and its manifestations during diseased conditions, DNA fingerprinting is the most appropriate tool. It is being increasingly used in analyzing various scenarios related to forensic science. The use of DNA profile test in forensic dentistry offers a new perspective in human identification. DNA is responsible for storing all the genetic material and is unique to each individual. The currently available DNA tests have high reliability and are accepted as legal proofs in courts. This article gives an overview of the evolution of DNA technology in the last few years, highlighting its importance in cases of forensic investigation.

Keywords : DNA Fingerprinting; Forensic Dentistry; Teeth

Abstract | Introduction| DNA Fingerprinting Process| Applications of DNA Fingerprinting| DNA & Forensic Dentistry| Conclusion| References|