Forensic Science International: Genetics 23 (2016) 240–247 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forensic Science International: Genetics journal homepage: www.else vie r.com/locate /fsig Research paper DNA transfer during laundering may yield complete genetic proﬁles Sarah Noël*, Karine Lagacé, Anita Rogic, Dominic Granger, Sarah Bourgoin, Christine Jolicoeur, Diane Séguin Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Direction Biologie/ADN, 1701 Parthenais, Montréal, Québec, H2K 3S7, Canada A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: Received 19 November 2015 In a number of child sexual abuse cases, the alleged perpetrator is a member of the nuclear family. In Received in revised form 4 April 2016 those cases, there is a possibility that the suspect’s DNA was innocently deposited onto the child’s Accepted 9 May 2016 clothing without acts of sexual assault ever occurring, for example via secondary transfer within the Available online 10 May 2016 washing machine. To assess the quantity and quality of DNA that may be transferred among clothing during laundering, we conducted three series of experiments. First, we evaluated the level of Keywords: spermatozoa that may be transferred by washing pristine pairs of underwear with bed
Forensic Science International: Genetics – Elsevier
Published: Jul 1, 2016
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