Publications by authors named "Roland A H van Oorschot"

70Publications

Indirect DNA transfer without contact from dried biological materials on various surfaces.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2020 Dec 25;51:102457. Epub 2020 Dec 25.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Australia; School of Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.

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December 2020

Investigation into the prevalence of background DNA on flooring within houses and its transfer to a contacting surface.

Forensic Sci Int 2021 Jan 26;318:110563. Epub 2020 Oct 26.

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia; Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Australia.

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January 2021

DNA recovery from unfired and fired cartridge cases: A comparison of swabbing, tape lifting, vacuum filtration, and direct PCR.

Forensic Sci Int 2020 Sep 11;317:110507. Epub 2020 Sep 11.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Victoria, 3085, Australia; School of Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086, Australia.

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September 2020

Challenges in Human Skin Microbial Profiling for Forensic Science: A Review.

Genes (Basel) 2020 Aug 28;11(9). Epub 2020 Aug 28.

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong 3220, Australia.

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August 2020

Erratum to "DNA detection of a temporary and original user of an office space" [Forensic Sci. Int. Genet. (2020) 102203].

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2020 Jul 31;47:102277. Epub 2020 Mar 31.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Australia; School of Molecular Sciences, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.

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July 2020

DNA transfer to worn upper garments during different activities and contacts: An inter-laboratory study.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2020 05 4;46:102268. Epub 2020 Mar 4.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Australia; School of Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.

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May 2020

Prevalence of DNA from the driver, passengers and others within a car of an exclusive driver.

Forensic Sci Int 2020 Feb 3;307:110139. Epub 2020 Jan 3.

School of Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Bundoora 3086, Australia; Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod 3085, Australia.

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February 2020

Investigation of direct and indirect transfer of microbiomes between individuals.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2020 03 27;45:102212. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Deakin University, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Waurn Ponds, Australia.

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March 2020

DNA detection of a temporary and original user of an office space.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2020 01 11;44:102203. Epub 2019 Nov 11.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Australia; School of Molecular Sciences, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.

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January 2020

Opportunistic crimes: Evaluation of DNA from regularly-used knives after a brief use by a different person.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2019 09 3;42:135-140. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences, 35 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EZ, UK; UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, 35 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EZ, UK. Electronic address:

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September 2019

Assessment of the transfer, persistence, prevalence and recovery of DNA traces from clothing: An inter-laboratory study on worn upper garments.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2019 09 17;42:56-68. Epub 2019 Jun 17.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Australia; School of Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.

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September 2019

DNA transfer: DNA acquired by gloves during casework examinations.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2019 01 2;38:167-174. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Australia; School of Molecular Sciences, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.

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January 2019

DNA transfer in forensic science: A review.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2019 01 26;38:140-166. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Biometrics Division, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod 3085, Australia.

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January 2019

Sharing data on DNA transfer, persistence, prevalence and recovery: Arguments for harmonization and standardization.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2018 11 21;37:260-269. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Vic, 3085, Australia; School of Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, 3086, Australia.

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November 2018

Detection of offender DNA following skin-to-skin contact with a victim.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2018 11 17;37:252-259. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 65 Kavanagh St, Southbank, VIC 3006, Australia; Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Australia. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Transfer and persistence of non-self DNA on hands over time: Using empirical data to evaluate DNA evidence given activity level propositions.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2018 03 28;33:84-97. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Victoria, Australia; School of Molecular Sciences, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

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March 2018

Location of Artifacts Deposited by the Blow Fly Lucilia cuprina After Feeding on Human Blood at Simulated Indoor Crime Scenes.

J Forensic Sci 2018 Jul 16;63(4):1261-1268. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Vic., 3085, Australia.

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July 2018

An inter-laboratory comparison study on transfer, persistence and recovery of DNA from cable ties.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2017 11 19;31:95-104. Epub 2017 Aug 19.

Division Biological Traces, Netherlands Forensic Institute, P.O. Box 24044, 2490 AA, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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November 2017

DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes.

Forensic Sci Int 2017 Aug 22;277:41-50. Epub 2017 May 22.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Victoria, Australia; School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

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August 2017

Trace DNA evidence dynamics: An investigation into the deposition and persistence of directly- and indirectly-transferred DNA on regularly-used knives.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2017 07 21;29:38-47. Epub 2017 Mar 21.

UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences, 35 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9EZ, UK; UCL Department of Security and Crime Science, 35 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9EZ, UK.

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July 2017

Transfer and persistence of DNA on the hands and the influence of activities performed.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2017 05 10;28:10-20. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Victoria, Australia.

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May 2017

The origin of unknown source DNA from touched objects.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2016 11 28;25:26-33. Epub 2016 Jul 28.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Victoria 3085, Australia.

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November 2016

Cale CM, Earll ME, Latham KE, Bush GL. Could Secondary DNA Transfer Falsely Place Someone at the Scene of a Crime? J Forensic Sci 2016;61(1):196-203.

J Forensic Sci 2016 09;61(5):1396-8

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Vic., 3085, Australia.

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September 2016

Collection of Samples for DNA Analysis.

Methods Mol Biol 2016 ;1420:1-12

Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Melbourne, VIC, 3085, Australia.

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January 2018

Deep Roots for Aboriginal Australian Y Chromosomes.

Curr Biol 2016 Mar 25;26(6):809-13. Epub 2016 Feb 25.

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire CB10 1SA, UK. Electronic address:

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March 2016

Allele frequency data for 15 autosomal STR loci in eight Indonesian subpopulations.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2016 Jan 3;20:45-52. Epub 2015 Oct 3.

National Centre for Forensic Studies, Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.

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January 2016

Antiquity and diversity of aboriginal Australian Y-chromosomes.

Am J Phys Anthropol 2016 Mar 30;159(3):367-81. Epub 2015 Oct 30.

Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, La Trobe Institute of Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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March 2016

The Food Preferences of the Blow Fly Lucilia cuprina Offered Human Blood, Semen and Saliva, and Various Nonhuman Foods Sources.

J Forensic Sci 2016 Jan 26;61(1):99-103. Epub 2015 Jul 26.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Vic., 3085, Australia.

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January 2016

Preliminary investigation of differential tapelifting for sampling forensically relevant layered deposits.

Leg Med (Tokyo) 2015 Nov 4;17(6):553-9. Epub 2015 Jul 4.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Victoria 3085, Australia.

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November 2015

DNA transfer by examination tools--a risk for forensic casework?

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2015 May 16;16:246-254. Epub 2015 Feb 16.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Victoria 3085, Australia.

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May 2015

The complexities of DNA transfer during a social setting.

Leg Med (Tokyo) 2015 Mar 13;17(2):82-91. Epub 2014 Oct 13.

Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, Victoria 3085, Australia.

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March 2015

FACS separation of non-compromised forensically relevant biological mixtures.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2015 Jan 31;14:194-200. Epub 2014 Oct 31.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod 3085, VIC, Australia.

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January 2015

The use of forensic tests to distinguish blowfly artifacts from human blood, semen, and saliva.

J Forensic Sci 2015 Mar 18;60(2):468-70. Epub 2014 Nov 18.

Department of Genetics, School of Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic., 3086, Australia; Biology Division, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Melbourne, Vic., 3085, Australia.

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March 2015

Assessment of high resolution melting analysis as a potential SNP genotyping technique in forensic casework.

Electrophoresis 2014 Nov 1;35(21-22):3036-43. Epub 2014 Oct 1.

National Centre for Forensic Studies, Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.

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November 2014

DNA transfer: The role of temperature and drying time.

Leg Med (Tokyo) 2014 May 21;16(3):161-3. Epub 2014 Jan 21.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Melbourne, Victoria 3085, Australia. Electronic address:

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May 2014

Swabs as DNA collection devices for sampling different biological materials from different substrates.

J Forensic Sci 2014 Jul 6;59(4):1080-9. Epub 2014 Feb 6.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Vic, 3085, Australia; Department of Genetics, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic., 3086, Australia.

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July 2014

Persistence of DNA deposited by the original user on objects after subsequent use by a second person.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2014 Jan 20;8(1):219-25. Epub 2013 Oct 20.

Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Melbourne, Victoria 3085, Australia. Electronic address:

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January 2014

Evaluation of tapelifting as a collection method for touch DNA.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2014 Jan 19;8(1):179-86. Epub 2013 Sep 19.

Office of the Chief Forensic Scientist, Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Victoria 3085, Australia; Department of Genetics, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia. Electronic address:

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January 2014

The human DNA content in artifacts deposited by the blowfly Lucilia cuprina fed human blood, semen and saliva.

Forensic Sci Int 2013 Dec 19;233(1-3):212-9. Epub 2013 Sep 19.

Biology Division, Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, 31 Forensic Drive, MacLeod, Victoria 3085, Australia; Department of Genetics, School of Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia. Electronic address:

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December 2013

The morphology of fecal and regurgitation artifacts deposited by the blow fly Lucilia cuprina fed a diet of human blood.

J Forensic Sci 2013 Jul 28;58(4):897-903. Epub 2013 Mar 28.

Department of Genetics, School of Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, 3086, Australia.

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July 2013

The influence of substrate on DNA transfer and extraction efficiency.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2013 Jan 4;7(1):167-75. Epub 2012 Oct 4.

Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, Victoria 3085, Australia.

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January 2013

An investigation of admixture in an Australian Aboriginal Y-chromosome STR database.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2012 Sep 30;6(5):532-8. Epub 2012 Jan 30.

Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia.

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September 2012

Evaluation of multiple transfer of DNA using mock case scenarios.

Leg Med (Tokyo) 2012 Jan 19;14(1):40-6. Epub 2011 Dec 19.

Victoria Police Forensic Service Centre, 31 Forensic Drive, VIC 3085, Australia.

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January 2012

MtDNA SNP multiplexes for efficient inference of matrilineal genetic ancestry within Oceania.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2012 Jul 22;6(4):425-36. Epub 2011 Sep 22.

Department of Forensic Molecular Biology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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July 2012

DNA transfer within forensic exhibit packaging: potential for DNA loss and relocation.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2012 Mar 4;6(2):158-66. Epub 2011 May 4.

Victoria Police Forensic Service Centre, 31 Forensic Drive, VIC 3085, Australia.

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March 2012

Increased amplification success from forensic samples with locked nucleic acids.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2011 Aug 4;5(4):276-80. Epub 2010 May 4.

Biology Division, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Victoria, Australia.

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August 2011

Investigation of secondary DNA transfer of skin cells under controlled test conditions.

Leg Med (Tokyo) 2010 May 4;12(3):117-20. Epub 2010 Mar 4.

Victoria Police Forensic Service Centre, Vic. 3085, Australia.

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May 2010

Secondary DNA transfer of biological substances under varying test conditions.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2010 Feb 7;4(2):62-7. Epub 2009 Jun 7.

Victoria Police Forensic Service Centre, VIC, Melbourne 3085, Australia.

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February 2010

Trace evidence characteristics of DNA: A preliminary investigation of the persistence of DNA at crime scenes.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2009 Dec 1;4(1):26-33. Epub 2009 May 1.

Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology, Broadway, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia.

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December 2009

A comparison of hair colour measurement by digital image analysis with reflective spectrophotometry.

Forensic Sci Int 2009 Jan 16;183(1-3):97-101. Epub 2008 Dec 16.

Victoria University, School of Molecular Sciences, Hoppers Lane, Melbourne, Werribee, VIC 3030, Australia.

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January 2009

Trace DNA analysis: do you know what your neighbour is doing? A multi-jurisdictional survey.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2008 Jan 1;2(1):19-28. Epub 2007 Nov 1.

Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology, Broadway, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia.

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January 2008

Investigation of telomere lengths measurement by quantitative real-time PCR to predict age.

Leg Med (Tokyo) 2008 Sep 18;10(5):236-42. Epub 2008 Apr 18.

School of Molecular Sciences, Victoria University, Werribee Campus, P.O. Box 14428, MC, Melbourne, Vic. 8001, Australia.

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September 2008

Quantifiler observations of relevance to forensic casework.

J Forensic Sci 2008 Jan;53(1):135-41

Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, Macleod, Vic. 3085, Australia.

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January 2008

Increasing amplification success of forensic DNA samples using multiple displacement amplification.

Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2007 Sep 2;3(3):182-7. Epub 2007 Oct 2.

Biology Division, Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre, 31 Forensic Drive, Macleod, 3085, VIC, Australia,

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September 2007

Decreasing amplification bias associated with multiple displacement amplification and short tandem repeat genotyping.

Anal Biochem 2007 Sep 24;368(2):222-9. Epub 2007 May 24.

Biology Division, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, 3085 VIC, Australia.

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September 2007

Determining restriction digest efficiency using the SNaPshot single-base extension method and CE.

Electrophoresis 2007 May;28(10):1514-7

Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, Victoria, Australia.

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May 2007

Molecular crowding increases the amplification success of multiple displacement amplification and short tandem repeat genotyping.

Anal Biochem 2006 Aug 11;355(2):298-303. Epub 2006 May 11.

Biology Division, Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, VIC 3085, Australia.

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August 2006

Comparison of two whole genome amplification methods for STR genotyping of LCN and degraded DNA samples.

Forensic Sci Int 2007 Feb 9;166(1):35-41. Epub 2006 May 9.

Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Macleod, VIC, Australia.

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February 2007

Beware of the possibility of fingerprinting techniques transferring DNA.

J Forensic Sci 2005 Nov;50(6):1417-22

Forensic Services Department, Victoria Police, La Trobe R&D Park, Forensic Drive, Macleod 3085, Victoria, Australia.

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November 2005

Extraction of human nuclear DNA from feces samples using the QIAamp DNA Stool Mini Kit.

J Forensic Sci 2002 Sep;47(5):993-5

Victoria Forensic Science Centre, Victoria Police, Macleod, Australia.

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September 2002