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Truth MachineThe Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting$
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Michael Lynch, Simon A. Cole, and Ruth McNally

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226498065

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226498089.001.0001

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Molecular Biology and the Dispersion of Technique

Molecular Biology and the Dispersion of Technique

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(p.83) Chapter Three Molecular Biology and the Dispersion of Technique
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DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226498089.003.0005

This chapter discusses inquiries made by several administrative agencies in the United States in the 1990s to determine whether or not forensic uses of DNA profiling techniques were acceptable to the larger scientific community, and not just to a narrower community of forensic specialists. These inquiries assumed that the molecular biological principles behind forensic DNA testing were unproblematic. The main issue of investigation was whether the conditions of forensic investigation were a source of problems that did not arise in other contexts of use since it was originally developed in biomedical research and testing.

Keywords:   DNA profiling, United States, molecular biological principles, forensic investigation, administrative agencies, biomedical research

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