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Budget-Saving Flexibility in DNA Analysis

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Forensic laboratories frequently encounter many challenges, including the processing and analysis of complex samples. Whether from criminal case studies or mass disasters, the biological evidence you collect is often contaminated with substances that can interfere with downstream analysis. Additionally, tight budgets and growing backlogs present a challenge in optimizing lab time to get work done in an economical fashion.

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Workshop Focuses on Disaster Victim ID and Rapid DNA

A workshop on May 19, 2019 at the 2019 ASCLD Symposium in St. Louis, Missouri will focus on Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Rapid DNA Response Operations.

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NIJ Offers Grants for Medical Examiner-Coroner System

The National Institute of Justice recently announced a new solicitation seeking proposals to strengthen the medical examiner/coroner (ME/C) system in the United States. This competitive program is designed to support the enhancement of Medicolegal Death Investigation services, and increase the supply of forensic pathologists nationwide.

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Webinar: Digital Transformation of the Laboratory

In the first webinar of Agilent’s Forensics Smart Connected Laboratory Webinar Series, Strategic Business Development Manager Mike Lee will introduce digital transformation and begin to explore how this can improve the speed, efficiency, and reliability of your laboratory. The webinar will take place Thursday, April 25, 2019.

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Budget-Saving Flexibility in DNA Analysis

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Forensic laboratories frequently encounter many challenges, including the processing and analysis of complex samples. Whether from criminal case studies or mass disasters, the biological evidence you collect is often contaminated with substances that can interfere with downstream analysis. Additionally, tight budgets and growing backlogs present a challenge in optimizing lab time to get work done in an economical fashion.

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ISHI: Elevating Forensics for 30 Years

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DNA typing was in its infancy, RFLP was state of the art and the world-wide web was years in the future when the first International Symposium on Human Identification was held in 1989. Thirty years later both forensic science and ISHI have progressed in ways that would have seemed unlikely three decades ago.

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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.

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