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[Progress on epigenetics applications in forensic science].
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PMID:  23213789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. Such changes include DNA methylation, histone modification, chromatin remodeling, genomic imprinting, X chromosome inactivation and non-coding RNA regulation. Recent progresses on epigenetics open new possibilities in tackling these challenging problems in forensic science, including identification of fetal paternity testing in embryonic period, determination of the necessary allele in paternity testing, discrimination of identical twins, origination analysis of micro tissue, verification of forged DNA. This review focuses on epigenetics concept and its latest application in the field of paternity testing, age estimation, discrimination between the twins, identification of tissue of origin, and estimation of postmortem interval.
Authors:
Ya-ran Yang; Peng-xiang Wang; Xiang-dong Fang; Jiang-wei Yan
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fa yi xue za zhi     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1004-5619     ISO Abbreviation:  Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426151     Medline TA:  Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  chi     Pagination:  366-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China. yangyr@big.ac.cn
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