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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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JIMENEZ-ARCE, Gerardo  and  MORERA-BRENES, Bernal. Revisión sobre la extracción de ADN a partir de huesos humanos. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 1999, vol.16, n.1-2, pp.11-14. ISSN 2215-5287.

Ancient bones are a good source of DNA, useful on many forensic cases, specially when the soft tissues are putrefied to a high extent. There is many different methods to extract DNA from bones with various degrees of efficiency on the DNA amount obtained. We present a bibliographic review and some practical considerations.

Keywords : DNA typing; DNA extraction; human bone DNA; Forensic Sciences.

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