We present the results obtained on DNA extracted from ocular (scleral/corneal) swabs collected from exhumed bodies at different times of burial. To our knowledge, there are no publications in the scientific forensic literature dealing with sclera/cornea as a source of DNA in the forensic laboratory. The obtained results demonstrate that cornea/sclera swabbing might be a promising alternative to the sampling of other tissues for DNA extraction even in highly putrefied bodies.

Ocular swabs on exhumed bodies: An alternative to the collection of “classical” tissue samples in forensic genetics / V. Agostini, P. Bailo, E. Chiti, P. Linarello, G. Gentile, P. Primignani, M. Giriodi, A. Piccinini. - In: FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL: GENETICS. - ISSN 1872-4973. - 44(2020 Jan), pp. 102206.1-102206.6. [10.1016/j.fsigen.2019.102206]

Ocular swabs on exhumed bodies: An alternative to the collection of “classical” tissue samples in forensic genetics

Bailo, P.;Gentile, G.;Giriodi, M.;Piccinini, A.
2020-01

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We present the results obtained on DNA extracted from ocular (scleral/corneal) swabs collected from exhumed bodies at different times of burial. To our knowledge, there are no publications in the scientific forensic literature dealing with sclera/cornea as a source of DNA in the forensic laboratory. The obtained results demonstrate that cornea/sclera swabbing might be a promising alternative to the sampling of other tissues for DNA extraction even in highly putrefied bodies.
Forensic genetics; Exhumation; Eye swabs; DNA extraction; STR analysis
Settore MED/43 - Medicina Legale
16-nov-2019
FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL: GENETICS
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