DNA recovery from forensic clothing samples by tape-lift

Abstract

Two collection methods, double swab and soaking, have been commonly used to recover trace DNA from forensic biological evidences. However, double swab collection method may lead to irreproducible amount of epithelial cells collected due to the non-sticky cotton was used, whereas excision method alters the original forensic evidence, increases contamination, and tends to include increasing amount of PCR inhibitors [1-4].

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