Among the forensic sciences, the most recently introduced and among
the most powerful means of identification is DNA technology. By taking
advantage of one’s genetic code, it has become easier to link suspects
to a crime based on biological samples found in crime scenes. By taking
advantage of the hereditary nature of DNA, it has also become simpler to
resolve issues of filial obligation, particularly in matters pertaining
to child support or claims of inheritance. However, in order to
successfully implement this technology at the local level, support from
government and full cooperation of the community must be obtained.
The UPLB Genetics Society, also known as GeneSoc, is a duly recognized academic organization in UPLB that was established in 1983. Through the years, the organization strives to promote and create awareness about the science of Genetics in the Philippines.