The Canadian National DNA Databank: How does it help solve crime?

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RENEE WILLMON

In the first two episodes of To Catch a Killer, the squad tackles the unsolved murders of Donna Jean Awcock, and Margaret McWilliam. In both cases, references were made to the DNA Databank, and how these cases can potentially be solved by taking advantage of modern technological advancements. Read on to learn more about the technology behind Canada’s National DNA Databank, how it is used to identify connections between crime scenes and people, and some of the reasons that a profile might not be in the databank for comparison in the first place. 

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In a technological age, Facebook feeds and TV Guides are flooded with crime shows like CSI, Criminal Minds, and Bones, to the extent that it has become common knowledge that DNA is the “Gold Standard” of trace evidence. The average person’s knowledge of forensic science has grown to…

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