jan 6, 1997 - Mitochondrial DNA typing is admitted in the U.S court room for the first time.
In Tennessee V. ware. September 1996, a new evidence tool was used for the first time in a United States court room. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) evidence was introduced in a Tennessee murder prosecution against 27 year old Paul Ware. mtDNA can and should be used with certain classes of biological evidence that, by nature, have very little nuclear DNA. First it is smaller than Nuclear DNA, Second mitochondrial is inherited solely from the mother, Third each mitochondrion contains many copies of the mtDNA.
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