Forensic use of bioinformation: DNA profiles and fingerprints

DNA swab for web-featThis set of activities has been developed to teach students to think about how fingerprints and DNA profiles are used to investigate crime and the ethical issues that arise from the storage of bioinformation on national databases.


Lesson plan and resources: The forensic use of bioinformation (PDF, 33 pages)

Introduction and quiz: The forensic use of bioinformation (PPT, 17 slides)

Fact file: DNA and fingerprints (Word 2 pages)

Storage or DNA and fingerprint information – Law and practice

Lesson activity: Bioinformation statement card (Word, 1 page)

Case studies: National DNA database (Word, 3 pages)

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