Estimating age based on DNA can greatly improve forensic investigations. In criminal investigations if no suspect has been identified, providing an estimated age based on DNA left at the crime scene can provide investigators with clues as to an age interval for the suspect. Age in this article has been estimated by measuring DNA methylation through pyrosequencing.
DNA is commonly used in forensic sciences to evaluate the interaction of a suspect with a crime scene. However, there is epigenetic information in DNA that is not used for forensics but has been studied in other fields. This article contributes to the exploration of the field of epigenetics in the context of forensic cases.
Forensic Science International : Genetics
Alghanim, Hussain, et al. "Detection and evaluation of DNA methylation markers found at SCGN and KLF14 loci to estimate human age." Forensic Science International: Genetics 31 (2017): 81-88.