Low Copy Forensics

Low copy number DNA analysis can enable researchers to generate genetic profiles from fossils that are thousands of years old, but its use in forensics is a bit more fraught, the New York Times reports.

Washington State University's Brian Kemp, who studies DNA from 10,000-year-old fish, tells the Times that "[w]e can be down to 10 or 20 molecules."

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