This section analyzes biological evidence utilizing PCR technology in order to determine its source. This evidence is used to include or exclude individuals from having deposited the evidence in the commission of a criminal act.
Forensic DNA Examiners Responsibilities:
- Analyzing, interpreting and reporting DNA casework
- Providing expert testimony in a court of law
- Interacting with investigative personnel
Educational Requirements: B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, or Forensic Science. Must have courses in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, and Statistics.
DNA Examiner training involves on-the-job training with qualified analysts and with individuals, agencies, or other laboratories having an established training program and considerable experience in molecular biology and forensic DNA casework.