Literature Collection


Participants: John M. Butler and Janette W. Redman (and formerly Christian Ruitberg)


Project Timeframe: 1993 to present


Purpose: To maintain an up-to-date and comprehensive set of articles published in the scientific literature covering all aspects of forensic DNA analysis.


Progress: Over 7,500 articles have been collected and cataloged in Reference Manager. Hard copies and in many cases pdf files are maintained for publications covering STR typing, mtDNA analysis, Y-chromosome studies, statistical analysis, and various methodologies used for DNA genotyping and sequencing. The STR articles are listed on the STRBase website:  This literature set has enabled application review articles covering forensic DNA analysis to be prepared as well as providing source material for textbooks. 



Publications or Presentations Resulting From This Project:

Brettell, T.A., Butler, J.M., Almirall, J.R. (2007) Forensic science. Anal. Chem. Anal. Chem. 79: 4365-4384.

Brettell, T.A., Butler, J.M., Saferstein, R. (2005) Forensic science. Anal. Chem. 77: 3839-3860.

Butler, J.M. (2005) Forensic DNA Typing: Biology, Technology, and Genetics of STR Markers (2nd Edition). Elsevier Academic Press, New York.

Butler, J.M. (2001) Forensic DNA Typing: Biology and Technology behind STR Markers. Academic Press, London.


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Last updated: 06/19/2007


Disclaimer: This project was supported by National Institute of Justice Grant Number 2003-IJ-R-029, which is an interagency agreement between NIJ and the NIST Office of Law Enforcement Standards, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice. Certain commercial equipment, instruments and materials are identified in order to specify experimental procedures as completely as possible.  In no case does such identification imply a recommendation or endorsement by the National Institute of Standards and Technology nor does it imply that any of the materials, instruments or equipment identified are necessarily the best available for the purpose.