DNA Analysis

By Christina DiMauro

A DNA Analyst analyzes evidence that can link people to specific crime scenes, by identifying DNA; like blood and hair.


When they find DNA at a crime scene that does not match victim they can compare it to possible suspects to get closer to convict someone.

Requirements

Bachelors degree in forensic science

Coursework in Statistics, Population Genetics, Molecular Genetics including; microbiology, immunology, infectious diseases, gene development and biochemistry

DNA evidence can be used to exonerate criminals who had previously been jailed for a crime they had not committed but proven they had not done it through DNA evidence