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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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MORERA-BRENES, Bernal  and  JIMENEZ-ARCE, Gerardo. Identificación de restos óseos humanos mediante análisis de ADN. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 1998, vol.15, n.1-2, pp.06-07. ISSN 2215-5287.

The DNA technology has become a powerful tool for human identification in the last few years even in cases where the bones are the only remains. We now report the successful identification of the skeletal remains of a murder victim by comparative typing on nuclear DNA in remains, and in the presumptive parents of the victim. The genetic markers used were: HLA-DQA1, LDLR, GYPA, HBGG, D7S8, Gc, and D1S80. This feasibility of bone DNA typing is available in forensic investigation in Costa Rica now.

Keywords : DNA typing; human bone DNA; human identification; Postmortem; Forensic Sciences.

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