Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: BIO                                     Course Number: 413                                    
Course Title: Forensic Dna Analysis and Interpretation
Subject: Biology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


BIO 413 consists of lectures and laboratory experiments in molecular biology with special emphasis placed on forensic DNA analysis. Lecture topics include an overview of forensic biology, statistics and population genetics including: sample collection; bioethics; DNA extraction, quantitation, and typing; databases; lab validation including quality assurance and quality control, and emerging technologies. Laboratory experiments introduce advanced experimental techniques such as autosomal STR and ?linkage markers? (Y-STR and mtDNA) analysis, DNA quantitation, and PCR-STR analysis of simulated "crime scene samples."

Prerequisite: ENG 201 and BIO 412.
Start Date:    06/30/2014                         End Date: