BioBytes: Forensics and Biotechnology
How many times have you watched your favorite crime drama and wondered just how that forensic DNA technology actually works? Well, as it turns out, it has a lot to do with biotechnology. By utilizing DNA, scientists are able to create a genetic finger print that is unique to each individual to help find and prosecute crime suspects and identify remains. Dr. Targan explains how the basics of biotechnology helped to drastically improve the field of forensic science.