November 16, 2006

DNA

Advances in biotechnology and DNA analysis impact everything from the food we eat to innovations in medical care to who lands in jail. Boise State University Professor Greg Hampikian is a leading national expert in forensic DNA research. He joins Joan Cartan-Hansen for this week's Dialogue.

Hampikian oversees a variety of research projects including designing miniature sensors capable of detecting environmental biohazards, studies of DNA in populations of American ethnic and tribal subpopulations, and forensic investigations as part of the Idaho Innocence Project.