Rapid Sex Determination Using Restriction Enzymes Digestion

  • B. Ludes
  • P. Mangin
  • A. Hanauer
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 3)


In criminal investigation, the rapid determination of sex origin of bloodstains found at crime scenes or on clothing evidence provides an important clue to the identification of the suspect. Up to now, sex determination has been performed with morphological methods such as visualization of sex chromatin material (Zech 1969) or sex hormone analysis (Brown 1981; Yamamoto et al 1984).


Restriction Enzyme Digestion Crime Scene Criminal Investigation Vaginal Swab Paternity Testing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Ludes
    • 1
  • P. Mangin
    • 1
  • A. Hanauer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Médecine LégaleStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Institut de Chimie BiologiqueStrasbourgFrance

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