The book is primarily concerned with DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling in the context of forensic medicine and kinship testing. It concentrates on methods of determining the degree of relatedness of members of the same species, focusing on humans and occasionally glancing at other species.

chapter Chapter 1|16 pages

The genetic background

chapter Chapter 2|26 pages

Studying DNA polymorphism

chapter Chapter 3|22 pages

Origin and maintenance of DNA polymorphism

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

DNA typing to identify suspects

chapter Chapter 5|10 pages

DNA typing to establish relationships

chapter Chapter 6|7 pages

Further development — technical and ethical issues