Topics in DNA Training Workshop
for the New Jersey State Police DNA Laboratory
John M. Butler (NIST)
December 5-6, 2006
Handouts for PowerPoint Presentations
Capillary Electrophoresis Fundamentals
qPCR and Low-Copy Number DNA Testing
Fundamentals of Statistics and Population Genetics
[ Reference Materials list
of key references on the ABI 310 and STR typing]
Butler, J.M., Buel, E., Crivellente,
F., McCord, B.R. (2004) Forensic DNA typing by capillary electrophoresis:
using the ABI Prism 310 and 3100 Genetic Analyzers for STR analysis.
. Electrophoresis, 25: 1397-1412
Butler, J.M. (2006) Debunking some
urban legends surrounding validation within the forensic DNA community.
Profiles in DNA (Promega Corporation),
pp. 3-6; see also
Butler, J.M. (2006)
MiniSTRs: past, present, and future.
(Applied Biosystems), October 2006 [
Forensic News .pdf]
Butler, J.M. (2006) Genetics and genomics of core STR loci used
in human identity testing.
. J. Forensic Sci. 51(2): 253-265
J.M. (2003) Recent developments in Y-short tandem repeat and Y-single
nucleotide polymorphism analysis. .
Forensic Sci. Rev. 15:91-111
B. (2003) Troubleshooting capillary electrophoresis systems. Profiles in
DNA 6(2): 10-12 (Promega Corporation); available at
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