Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) assays, systems, methods and kits for the age determination of an individual from bloodstains or samples of unknown origin. The methodology is based on gene expression profiling analysis in which novel human newborn fetal specific genes are identified by detecting the presence of appropriate messenger RNA species.
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National Center for Forensic Science
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Ballantyne, John and Alvarez, Michelle, "Age Determination from Biological Stains Using Messenger RNS Profiling Analysis. DIV" (2010). UCF Patents. 15.