Our clients have many different and
sometimes unique needs.
Legal clients are interested in courtroom testimony
and the history of mtDNA in the criminal justice
system in the United States, including legal
precedents. Whether prosecutors or defense attorneys
are using this technology, we are committed
to their education.
Law enforcement clients want to know about how
to select evidence for testing. Our extensive
experience in handling all types of samples,
from 2 mm hairs to very compromised skeletal
remains, means that we can help these clients
structure and plan their testing of crucial
All clients want to know about the advantages
and limitations of mitochondrial DNA analysis,
especially courtroom outcomes, since its use
is relatively new and its characteristics compared
to nuclear DNA (STR analysis) are substantially
For the basic biology and testing of mitochondrial
DNA, we recommend Mitochondrial
DNA Basics. For some specific aids for the
legal and law enforcement communities, for
more understanding please click here.
Additionally, we are committed to educating
our clients and the public, through presentation
opportunities at various conferences.