DNA Database of the Nicaraguan Population: Allele Frequencies of Importance in Forensic Genetics

Vargas Díaz, Raquel and Huete-Pérez, Jorge Alberto (2010) DNA Database of the Nicaraguan Population: Allele Frequencies of Importance in Forensic Genetics. Encuentro: Revista Académica de la Universidad Centroamericana (87). pp. 97-107. ISSN 0424 – 9674

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Scientific-technical development in the field of natural science, specifically the discovery of human DNA polymorphism, has allowed us to identify people by their genetic fingerprint, i.e. their DNA, unique to every individual on earth. Its use in criminal investigations and forensic medicine has brought about the creation of DNA databases for discrete groups, populations and entire nations. In Nicaragua, the Molecular Biology Center of the Universidad Centroamericana has been a pioneer in this area of research, providing support for criminal investigations and resolving innumerable cases of paternity disputes. In this report we present the achievements of ten years of research, highlighting the technical aspects and, in particular, the application of the AmpFlSTR Identifiler system, as well as future prospects for scientific investigation in this area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AmpFlSTR identifiler, DNA databases, Genetic diversity, Population genetics, Genética molecular
Subjects: 500 Ciencias Naturales y Matemáticas > 570 Ciencias de la vida, Biología > 576 Genética y evolución
Divisions: Dependencias Académicas > Vicerrectoria Académica > Dirección de Investigación y Proyección Social
Depositing User: Rogerio Medina
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 16:15
Last Modified: 15 May 2016 17:31
URI: http://repositorio.uca.edu.ni/id/eprint/1110

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