Articles Related to DNA fingerprinting
The examination of saliva traces left on cigarette butts as evidences are complicated due to the availability of biological material in trace amounts and its rapid degradation due to extreme effects of environmental factors. This study is aimed to assess the DNA purity and quantify the amount of DNA preserved in saliva found on cigarette butts subjected to various temperatures and humidity. Isolation of cell material from biological traces on forensic evidence is often a serious challenge to solving forensic cases.
Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Derived from A Patient with Sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease Exhibit Altered Neuronal Proliferative Capacity
We generated two hiPSC clones from a patient with sporadic late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD-iPSCs), which expressed typical undifferentiated markers and passed standard pluripotency assays. Genome-wide microarray analysis revealed that AD-iPSCs were highly similar to control hiPSCs and hESCs, albeit with some noticeable differences in few genes, viz.: DNAJC15, GRPR, NAIP and SNORD116-18