My name is Christopher Farrugia and I'm a Forensic Scientist. I graduated from the University of Strathclyde and have been nominated in criminal and civil court cases, consular work and other undertakings spanning over 25 years of experience
My main thrust is in DNA analysis. DNA as an instrument for identification, genomics, inherited or acquired (eg HIV, HPV) conditions
For standard samples of identification an oral brushing is taken. This is a harmless means from where DNA can be extracted and purified for eventual comparison .
Paternity and maternity testing are the ultimate proof of parenthood. Tests can also be carried out between family relatives including siblings, uncles and aunts and grandparents.
Prenatal testing uses the foetal genetic markers collected by venous blood samples from the mother to be compared with those of the putative father.
Other tests can be carried out when the immediate family members are absent using DNA from those of close Read More