Have you been listening to news articles and reading in the newspapers about the importance of forensic evidence in the recent Stephen Lawrence trial and subsequent conviction of the two accused. DNA profiling/genetic fingerprinting was of utmost importance in the trial. Look on this BBC website for an interactive explanation of the scientific evidence used – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16257377
Sixth formers have the fantastic opportunity to hear Sir Alec Jeffries, who developed the technique, give a talk at Thinktank on Thurs. March 15th. See the Biology Sixth Form notice board for more information.