Printer Friendly

Blood Evidence: How DNA is Revolutionizing the Way We Solve Crimes.

HENRY C. LEE AND FRANK TIRNADY

Lee is best known for his testimony in the O.J. Simpson trial several years ago. However, he was also the chief criminalist for Connecticut for more than 20 years. During that time, he helped introduce forensic DNA analysis as a routine and reliable category of evidence in criminal and civil cases, as well as a helpful tool in identifying human remains, tracking diseases, and establishing paternity. With writer Tirnady, Lee takes readers behind the yellow police tape at crime scenes to show them how genetic evidence is collected from cigarette butts and bloodstains. They explain the principles and science behind DNA testing. Moreover, they tell the history of how this science evolved over a short period and the implications for it in the future. Perseus Publng, 2003, 418 p., hardcover, $26.00.
COPYRIGHT 2003 Science Service, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2003, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jun 21, 2003
Words:139
Previous Article:MRI detects missed breast cancers. (Radiology).
Next Article:Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age.


Related Articles
The Microscopic Slide.
PROOF POSITIVE.
New technology and old police work solve cold sex crimes.
Implementing a cold case homicide unit: a challenging task.
Enslow Publishers Inc.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters