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6.1 - Forensic Biology

Identifying the body:

This can be done using fingerprints - the ridges are caused by folding of the epidermis and are unique to each individual.

You can also use dental records. A forensic dentist makes an accurate chart of the teeth, including fillings, other dental work and any missing teeth - this can then be compared with the dental records of any missing people.

DNA profiling can also be done:

The human genome contains about 23,000 genes, with an average size of 3000 base pairs per gene. The non coding blocks are called introns, and are…


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