Forensic Anatomy

A new emerging field for the determination, examination and identification of the preserved or unpreserved body parts of the human remains along with the forensic anthropology i.e. the determination of sex, age, race and stature is the field of Forensic Anatomy. The cause of death can also be examined by this method. It uses the DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) and a genetic material that can be obtained from any part of the body like the hair, blood, bone, saliva, semen, etc. Phenol-Chloroform is added to the DNA to improve its quality. The purposes of forensic anatomy are-

•     The DNA acts as a biometric tool to identify the unknown individuals.

•     DNA profiling of the criminals can be done using the computer systems at molecular levels.

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