DNA fingerprinting is the cutting edge of criminal forensics and by cutting edge I mean sometimes it seems like you should be reading it in a science fiction novel instead of a police report. Take a stab at our DNA fingerprinting quiz and see if you have what it takes to be a real life CSI.
In this basic quiz on the identification, collection and application of DNA evidence we’ll test your knowledge on the what’s where’s and how’s of DNA as well as give you some information on landmark uses of DNA in actual court cases. While this quiz won’t prepare you for a career as a CSI, it will shine a light on what is television fiction and how the reality of this evidence is so advanced that it seems like it should be science fiction.
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