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…