Forensic DNA Fingerprinting

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God . . . gives life to all things. (1 Timothy 6:13)

Have you ever wondered about forensic DNA profiling? Would you like to learn the basics of human chromosomes, genes, and DNA? In the beginning, God encoded information into the DNA of all living things. This information provides the instructions on what living things will look like and how they will grow and reproduce. The information within DNA is species specific, allowing parents to pass on their genetic information to their offspring. This is why DNA can be used to create a unique profile or “fingerprint” of one individual. The complex language of DNA points toward the Creator God.

Join us as we explore the complexity of DNA and participate in simulated forensic DNA fingerprinting. Can you solve the crime, “Who ate the cheese?”

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Private workshops can be booked for groups (subject to availability). The minimum group size is 25 and the maximum is 50. When you book your group's visit with Group Reservations ask about a private workshop for your group.

Dr. Jennifer Rivera Ed.D. is the Education Specialist for Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum. She is also a forensic science educator, speaker, and author. Dr. Rivera has been published in the Journal of Forensic Identification and has been a guest speaker at International Association for Identification (IAI) conferences. Prior to teaching, Dr. Rivera was employed as a fingerprint examiner in a crime scene unit, where she received extensive training in the field of forensics.