It’s All in the Genes

Black and white photo of a spraypainted design of DNA helicase with and someone's hands holding the "bars" of the DNA helicase structure

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By: Savannah Stewart
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

            Curating a personal family tree may reveal a lot about an individual’s origins, relationships, and whether a family member is a suspect in a criminal case.  When law enforcement identified and arrested the Golden Gate Killer through the use of genetic databases, genetic genealogy became a breakthrough tool for the police.[1] Continue reading “It’s All in the Genes”