Many people assessed that Alter-Jane case is peculiar. In many cases, a man aspires to be a woman, not the other way around. The Alter-Jane case gets more bizarre, because Alter who is a woman wants to become a man. "This is the first case in Indonesia," said Drs. Putut T. Widodo, D.F.M.,M.Si, giving a guest lecture of Forensic DNA in Faculty of Biology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, recently .
Responding to this case, an expert in forensic DNA of the National Police expected biologists to be able to inform the right thing to the public. In many media reports, Alter is reported as suffering from Klinefelter syndrome (syndrome suffered by someone who has XXY chromosomes). "Normal men have XY chromosomes while women XX. Well, the police investigation indicated that Alter only has XX chromosomes rather than XXY as in Klinefelter’s syndrome, so, it is obvious that Alter is a woman," he asserted.
To the lecturers and students, the teaching staff of Molecular Genetics, Cell Genetics, and Population Genetics, briefly explained the use of biology science in forensic, that DNA identification has been used to investigate cases that occurred in Indonesia.
Furthermore, Putut explained the various advantages of DNA identification compared with the other, so they know when to apply it and how to obtain DNA samples to conduct the identification. "Now we can see clearly the use of DNA identification for many cases in Indonesia, ranging from explosions detonated by terrorists, the tracking of the perpetrators, to cases such as the Alter-Jane one," he explained.