Acta Medica Medianae
POSSIBILITIES OF THE POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION IN THE HUMAN IDENTIFICATION
Predrag STOJANOVIĆ, Zoran BUDIMLIJA and Miloš TASIĆ
Institue for Forensic Medicine of the Clinic Center, Novi Sad
Biological traces can be found in various forms. The basic question to deal with during the biological traces' analysis is the one about their origin, that is, the question of identity of the person to whom such samples belong. Up to now the most precise method of the DNA is the PCR of Polymerase Chain Reaction. The general assumptions about applyng the method for the purpose of human identification are described, namely, the one that is used in the Institute for Forensic Medicine in Novi Sad.
Key words: polymerase chain reaction, human identification