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Guilty by a hair! : real-life DNA matches / by Anna Prokos.

Prokos, Anna. (Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library J 363.25 PRO (Text) 39206019951514 J Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0531118215
  • ISBN: 9780531118214
  • ISBN: 0531187330 (pbk)
  • ISBN: 9780531187333 (pbk)
  • Physical Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Forensic 411: Discussing DNA: Overheard in the lab -- Drop of evidence: See for yourself -- Forensic team: Who's who? -- True-life case files! -- Case #1 The Case of the Hungry Burglars -- Case #2 A Hair of Evidence -- Case #3 A Second Look at the Evidence -- Forensic download: Key dates in the study of DNA: Flashback -- In the news: Ripped from the headlines -- It's all genetic: Real stuff -- Help wanted: DNA scientist: Careers -- Yellow pages: Resources -- Dictionary -- Index: Author's note.
Summary, etc.:
All it would take is one sneeze. Your DNA would be all over this book. That's right. Your spit has DNA in it. So does your skin. And your blood. That's important to police because everyone's DNA is different. With the right equipment, detectives can match a person with some blood left at a crime scene. They've put murderers in jail that way. They've also freed innocent people.
Target Audience Note:
650L Lexile
Decoding demand: 96 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 84 (very high) Structure demand: 86 (very high) Lexile
Subject: DNA > History > Juvenile literature.
DNA > Analysis > History > Juvenile literature.
DNA > History.
DNA > Analysis > History.

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