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1 JS 190 Forensic Molecular Biology I.Welcome and Introductions Steven Lee- Instructor II.Overview of the course Description- Requirements Small Groups-Your background, interests First “case” assignment III.Introduction to DNA typing Why DNA? Learn the main uses of DNA in Forensics Progression and Comparison of DNA markers Overview of DNA typing Brief History of DNA typing

2 My Background Who am I? Scientist, Teacher and Dad –Consultant -Director of R&D, Biotech (MiraiBio) –Adjunct Prof Chem FIU, Adjunct Prof Biology SFSU –Blessed to have been a mentor to my students –Husband and Dad to 4 –Interests: music, running, meditation How did I get here? Research and Teaching Experience –CA DOJ DNA (94-99), Adjunct SFSU (96- ), Biology UNC (92-94) –SUNYB, AECOM, NYU, Columbia, UCB, UGA –Courses: Mol Genetics, Genetics of Forensic DNA typing (UC Davis), Chem. of DNA typing (Web Based- FIU- F 2001, Sp 2003) Forensic Experience? All in DNA –CA DOJ DNA Research, Validation and Training –Served on TWGDAM 1994-1999 –AFDIL mtDNA QA, ASCLD-LAB certified, AAFS full member, CAC full member –Qualified expert DNA witness

3 Contact Information Instructor: Dr. Steven Lee, Professor OfficeMH 509 Office Hrs:MW 1230-1330 Set appointments via email Phone408-924-2948

4 Overview of the Course Course Description: This course covers history, scientific concepts, methods, practices, instrumentation, interpretation, statistics and court issues of forensic DNA analysis via lectures, hands-on activities/laboratories, and videos. Collection, documentation and preservation of biological evidence, bioethics, QA, validation, admissibility and training will also be covered.

5 Course Texts: Required Texts: Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology John Butler PhD. 2011 Academic Press Forensic DNA Analysis. Rudin, N. and K. Inman. 2nd Edition. 2001. ISBN: 0849302331 Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (December 21, 2001) 312 pp. Forensic Biology Laboratory Protocols. Steven Lee. Crime laboratory protocols (publicly available). Protocols will be handed out and utilized for laboratory and hands-on exercises.

6 Required reading and internet materials: Journal articles and other readings will be accessible at the SJSU library, on reserve or will be accessible on line. Citations and URLs for on line materials will be provided in assignments and on the greensheet. These will include: –Molecular Biology Resource Page: –Protocol Page: –Excellent On-Line Course at Rhodes College in Molecular Biology – – –Several pages within the course will be assigned as additional reading –Harvard DNA project: –President’s DNA Initiative: –M.A. Jobling, and P. Gill. 2004. Encoded Evidence: DNA in Forensic Analysis. Nature Reviews. 5:739-751. 2004. –Kaye, DH and ME. Smith, 2003, Wisc Law Rev - 3:414-459 NIST STRBase: NCJRS publications - DOJ links: : Human Genome Project Links- and others – :, and Genetic Witness: Forensic Uses of DNA Testing, Office of Technology Assessment; Supplementary Texts (Optional)- Course material may include citations from the following: Review Readings from: Molecular Biology of the Gene, 5th Ed., Watson, et al., Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, 2004. Self-pacedReview Material - DNA as the Genetic Material C2 -Nature of Chemical Bonds- C3, 4 -Protein StructureC 5 - Structure of DNA and RNAC 6 (See Rhodes college page for review of topics on line) The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence Committee on DNA Forensic Science: An Update, National Research Council 272 pages, 6 x 9, 1996, ISBN 0-309- 05395-1National Academies Press- Available on-line for free- Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science (College Version), 9/E, Copyright 2007, ISBN- 0132216558, RE. Saferstein, Ph.D, Prentice Hall, 672pp.,1144,0132216558,00.html Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Seventh Edition. 2004 Barry Fisher. ISBN084931691X, 544 pages. CRC Press

7 Course Format: The course will include lectures by the instructor and guest lectures including scientists from crime laboratories, hands-on laboratories and activities, discussions, videos, and small-group hands-on activities.

8 Small group formation 4-5 per team (4 teams total) Gather emails and phone numbers Find out the following 1) Name, Year (class), Major 2) Why are you interested in forensic molecular biology? 3) What are your career aspirations? 4) What molecular biology/genetics/biochem courses have you taken? 5) Something special/to remember you

9 Course requirements: Exams-350 points: Three exams will be given in this course. Exams will be cumulative and will include all material covered up to the date of the exam. Exams may include multiple choice, matching, true/false, short answer, diagrams, drawings and sketches, short essay and/or long essay. The final will be comprehensive. Exam 1 and exam 2 are both worth 100 points. The final is worth 150points Exam 1:Wed. 02/22/12 Exam 2: Wed. 04/04/12 Final: Wed 05/23/12- 1215-1430

10 Quizzes and Small Group Activities Quizzes on assigned readings, small group activities and other assigned materials will be given during the semester. These will generally be multiple choice, matching, true/false and short answer but may also include essay questions.

11 Hands-on Laboratory Assignments/Reports - 40 points Laboratories will be held throughout the semester. These will include: Safety, Measurements and Error, Proper collection methods, Microscopy/Presumptive tests, DNA Extractions, Quantification of DNA, multiplex PCR amplification of STRs (autosomal and Y), PAGE vs CE, computer STR data analysis, Mt DNA amplification and sequence analysis, and moot court testimony. Written reports for each of the activities will be required (see general guidelines for reports – handed out). During the semester, at least 1 report from each team will be collected and reviewed. At the end of the semester all laboratory reports entered in notebooks will be collected. Participation will also be considered in the grades.

12 Guidelines for Laboratory Reports: All reports must contain the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion with Conclusions, References, and Appendices with raw data. In general, documentation of all the activities should be complete enough so that an independent scientist could repeat all of the steps and understand the critical reasoning and analytical interpretation of the data and conclusions of your reports.

13 Guidelines for Laboratory Reports continued All pages must be numbered, initialed and dated All data must be inserted in the notebook with tape and sealed as you would evidence. Report Grading: Reports will be graded using both administrative and technical criteria.

14 Participation point grading- 10 points For in class and laboratory participation, you will be able to earn 10 points. You will be graded on your participation. For “outstanding” participation, you will be awarded 9-10 points. These will be awarded to students who participate fully each week including being on time, completing all assigned work, actively participating in group activities, providing several comments and questions during the activity/laboratory and on occasion, bringing to light additional information and references relevant to the topic. For “good” participation, you will be awarded 6-8 points. This level will be achieved by those that are on time most of the time, completing nearly all assigned work, participating some in group activities and providing some comments and questions during the activities. “Fair” participation (some assigned work completed, a few comments or questions made, or students who participate considerably but arrive more than 15 minutes late or leave more than 15 minutes early or those missing 2-3 laboratory sessions) will be awarded 3-5 points. Minimal participation (very little completed work, almost no comments, consistently late arrival or early to leave) will be awarded 1-2 points. Students who are completely silent or are absent more than 4 times from laboratories will receive no participation points.

15 Grading Quizzes/Activities100 points Exam 1100 points Exam 2100 points Lab Notebooks 40 points Participation points 10 points Final exam150 points Total required500 points Extra Credit A total of 10 points may be granted for additional extra credit small group assignments and other assignments during the semester. Each assignment will be worth 1-2 points each. These extra credit points may be used to augment your final point total.

16 Grading Policies Make-up exams will not generally be permitted. However, under extraordinary circumstances, with proper documentation and approval by the instructor, a 15 page single-spaced term paper of an instructor assigned topic, may substitute for 1 exam. A+ 483.5 to 500C+383.5 to 399.9 A467 to 483.4C367 to 383.4 A-450 to 466.9C-350 to 366.9 B+433.5 to 449.9F<350 B417 to 433.4 B-400 to 416.9

17 Course Schedule Section 1. Introduction/Overview- History Basics of Physical and Biolgical Evidence / Collection and Preservation Biochemistry of blood saliva and semen- Presumptive tests Introduction to DNA and Basic Human Genetics Section 2 The Scientific Basis for DNA typing DNA Extraction Quantification of DNA RFLP, PCR Section 3 STRs, Repeat Slippage, Mutation Rates DNA separation technologies: Gels/Capillaries Understanding STR results /Population Statistics- Hardy Weinberg Databases, familial searching, cold hits, unsolved crimes Additional DNA markers –mtDNA, Y chromosome markers Quality Control, Validation, Training Standards Admissibility, Court Testimony, Legal and Ethical Implications of DNA testing- Innocence Project Future of DNA typing 16 weeks- No classes – 03/26&03/28 Exams 02/22, 04/04 and Final 05/23-Last class 5/16

18 Full Service Crime Lab Services Physical Science Unit- chemistry, physics, geology on drugs, glass, paint explosives and soil Biology Unit- biologist and biochemists conduct serology and DNA testing of biological material (Fluids) Firearms Unit- Examination of firearms, discharged bullets, cartridge cases, shotgun shells, ammo, and clothing for residues are performed Document Examination Unit- handwriting and typewriting studies to ascertain authenticity or source Photography Unit- Digital imaging, IR, UV X ray Toxicology, Latent Fingerprints, Polygraph, Voiceprint, and Evidence collection units

19 Why DNA? Law Enforcement –Criminal Investigation- Casework, Databanks –Reuniting immigrant families- Paternity –Missing persons Evolutionary, Agricultural and Zoological applications –Assessing genetic diversity –Fingerprinting endangered species and pathogens –Assessing unrelatedness to breed for increasing genetic diversity –Assessing relationships for all biological predictions –Ancient DNA analyses for reconstructing history (how we populated the globe) Other Human Applications –Making sense of the Human Genome project results- Bioinformatics –Developing rapid medical diagnostics such as those associated with triplet repeat diseases (STRs)- (Moxon et al. 1999 Sci Amer. 280:94) –Understanding the molecular basis of development, disease and aging –Screening candidates for bone marrow/organ transplants and grafts

20 Human Identity Testing Forensic cases -- matching suspect with evidence Paternity testing -- identifying father Historical investigations Missing persons investigations Mass disasters -- putting pieces back together Military DNA “dog tag” Convicted felon DNA databases Forensic phenotype profiling

21 Progression of DNA Typing Markers RFLP –multilocus VNTR probes –single locus VNTR probes ( 32 P and chemi) PCR –DQ-alpha (reverse dot blot) –PolyMarker (6 plex PCR; dots for SNPs) –D1S80 (AMP-FLPs) –singleplex STRs with silver staining –multiplex STRs with fluorescent dyes –mtDNA –Y chromosome markers

22 Comparison of DNA Typing Technologies Speed of Analysis (Technology) Power of Discrimination (Genetics) Low High SlowFast Markers Used (Biology) RFLP Single Locus Probes RFLP Multi-Locus Probes ABO blood groups Multiplex STRs DQ  single STR D1S80 mtDNA PolyMarker

23 Sample Obtained from Crime Scene or Paternity Investigation DNA Extraction DNA Extraction DNA Quantitation DNA Quantitation PCR Amplification of Multiple STR markers PCR Amplification of Multiple STR markers Biology Separation and Detection of PCR Products (STR Alleles) Technology Sample Genotype Determination Genetics Comparison of Sample Genotype to Other Sample Results If match occurs, comparison of DNA profile to population databases Generation of Case Report with Probability of Random Match Overview of DNA typing

24 gender ID A B C D E F G H I J gender ID A B C D E F G H I J DNA Size (base pairs) Results obtained in less than 5 hours with a spot of blood the size of a pinhead probability of a random match: ~1 in 3 trillion Simultaneous Analysis of 10 STRs and Gender ID Human Identity Testing Involves Comparing DNA Profiles

25 Brief History of DNA Typing 1980 - Ray White describes first polymorphic RFLP marker 1985 - Alec Jeffreys discovers multilocus VNTR probes 1985 - first paper on PCR 1988 - FBI starts DNA casework 1991 - first STR paper 1995 - FSS starts UK DNA database 1998 - FBI launches CODIS database

26 Detailed History of Serology and DNA 1 Bloodstains 384 AD Blood groups 1888 Secretor status 1937

27 Detailed History of Serology and DNA 2

28 Small Group Exercise 1 What samples provide DNA? DNA can be typed from a number of different types of samples and sources. You have a missing person and there are no known blood samples available as a reference. In your small groups, list all types of samples you believe will provide DNA typing results that may provide a reference for the missing person. Start with the ones with the highest probability of typing. You have 10 minutes to complete, review and edit your lists Be sure that all members of your group sign and print their names and submit the list

29 DNA Chant The subject of the course today(me) Is simply stated DNA(you) Sugar-Phosphate backbone chains(me) Hold the base pairs heres their names(you) Chorus:AT(me)- AT(you) GC(me)- GC(you) ATGC, ATGC (together) RFLP holy grail Put bad guys away in jail PCR can lend a hand Amplifying those weak bands---------------->Chorus Blood, saliva, semen too, Can be used as crucial clues Fingernails and skin and hair DNA is everywhere--------------->Chorus

30 Office Hours Policies Set up 15 minute appointments by email MW 1230-1330 (in office) F 1200-1400 on line Benefits (to you and me) –Review the course material. –Show me how hard you are working –Provide feedback –Ask specific questions or Ask for help –Extra credit may be provided for coming to discuss questions on the reading, exams, DNA, assignments, forensics, news articles, department, college and campus scholarships…etc

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