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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The place of residence of the offender identified by DNA

Given the differences between the DNA of people living in different regions, the specialists have been able to uncover a number of crimes, and now this technique continues to be improved, said the state Secretary of Union state Grigory Rapota. According to him, the relevant research is conducted in the framework of the Union state “DNA identification”.

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Research to help to calculate the place of residence of a man by his genes, are of value not only for criminals but also for people involved in the health field, new information on this subject will help to better understand why certain diseases are more likely to meet in some areas and much less in others, writes “the Russian newspaper”. It is expected that the programme specialists will be able to develop a system of human identification, not only the age parameters, but also by place of residence. The publication reports that the Union state budget is slightly less than 5 billion rubles, and about half of this amount is spent on the implementation of joint programmes.

Using the methods of genetic analysis in forensic science itself is not a new practice — for example, in 2009, Dutch scientists from the University medical center of Erasmus (Erasmus MC) has developed a test that helps to determine the eye color of a person by his DNA with an accuracy of up to 90 percent. With different technologies, allowing to trace the offender in his genes continued to develop and apply increasingly.

However, sometimes experts offer alternative, albeit in a somewhat similar methods. For example, in September of last year, experts from the University of Utah suggested to look for offenders on an individual set of proteins in their hair — as stated by the researchers, DNA often sometimes rather quickly collapses under the influence of the external environment, while hair that is exposed. to a lesser extent


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