Game: DNA Detectives

Become a forensic scientist and find out how to use DNA to solve crimes

Aims

See if you can correctly test the samples taken from a crime, and help support the police in their identification of the guilty suspect.

  • Key stage

    3, 4

  • Subjects

    DNA, forensics, polymerase chain reaction

  • Media

    Flash game

About

DNA can provide the key to solving crimes. The police often discover evidence from the scene of a crime, which will then be passed on to a team of forensic scientists to analyse. Here's where you come in! Try playing the part of a forensic scientist performing a DNA profile. See if you can correctly test the sample taken from a crime, and help support the police in their identification of the guilty suspect.

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