This week’s discussion activity is interactive! We are constantly bombarded with information about genetic tests that prove relatedness between individuals. DNA analysis is a really important technique in medicine, law, criminal justice, and biological research. Do you know how DNA analysis is accomplished?
1) Work through the University of Utah’s Gel Electrophoresis Virtual Lab
2) Select the follow-up article titled “Can DNA Demand a Verdict?”
3) What did you learn from the virtual lab? Were you familiar with gel electrophoresis and this protocol?
4) Provide one outside source about DNA and forensic investigations. Discuss why DNA evidence was or was not able to be used in this particular forensic investigation.