July 1999 Volume 1 Number
Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
at the FBI Laboratory
A primary visual analysis
is performed on hairs before they are analyzed in the FBI Laboratory
using a comparison microscope. Microscopic characteristics of
hairs from known sources are compared to hairs from questioned
sources to determine if they can be associated with each other.
Diagram courtesy of the Trace Evidence Unit, FBI Laboratory.
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FORENSIC SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS JULY 1999 VOLUME
1 NUMBER 2