DNA analysis of skeletal tissue recovered from the English Channel

Jamie Fredericks, Kaia Brown, Anna Williams, Phil Bennett

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This case study reports on DNA analysis from different skeletal elements of an individual recovered 2 years after going missing in the English Channel. Selected bones were also re-submerged for an additional 2 years and re-analysed. By comparing results from both time points, this study concludes that high-load-bearing bones, particularly the bones of the feet, appear to be a preferable source of DNA for identification of skeletal tissue recovered from similar conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-759
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Issue number6
Early online date4 Jun 2013
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes


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