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Special Advertising Section The forensic casework DNA typing workflow consists of DNA extraction, DNA quantification, PCR amplification, detection of PCR products and analysis (1). Forensic samples

June 7, 2019 GEDmatch, a DNA database that has been used by law enforcement in a number of high-profile criminal cases for genealogical research, recently changed its policy regarding law enforcemen

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 la

... the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in New York City to support the largest human DNA identification effort ever undertaken. It was a complex and fast-paced effort with many lesso...

...seized drug standards are also widely used, he said. Still, much work remains to be done. Outside of DNA, there are few discipline-specific forensic science standards that are applied uniformly acro...

...g skills were desperately needed when President George W. Bush signed “Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology” in 2003, setting aside over $1 billion for the initiative. The purpose was ...

DATABASES HAVE BECOME an important foundation of forensic science and law enforcement. Everything from DNA and fingerprints to glass and paint has a database that can be accessed and searched. Some da

FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATION, seven steps are used to define each aspect of the ordnance identification and evaluation process. When properly applied, this process greatly increases the probability of an

9. Interview with Bill Linton on History of ISHI
(Laboratory News/Lab 5 2019)
Special Advertising Section DNA typing was in its infancy. Random Fragment Length Polymorphism represented the state of the art in forensic science and the world wide web was years in the future wh

...ildfire that killed 85 people and devastated communities in Paradise, California, in the fall of 2018. DNA analysis became the first resort as it provided identifying information in under two hours wh...

...ed a series of online workshops focusing on the application of probabilistic genotyping to evidentiary DNA typing results. The series is aimed at DNA scientists in the forensic laboratory, as well as ...

...e 2019 ASCLD Symposium in St. Louis, Missouri will focus on Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Rapid DNA Response Operations. Historically, DNA was only used as a last resort for the identification ...

13. Disaster Victim Identification Workshop at ASCLD
(Crime Scene News/Field 3 2019)
...p.m. Central Time. The workshop is valuable to laboratory directors and managers in learning how Rapid DNA can be used in a mass fatality incident. Historically, DNA was only used as a last resort for...

14. Company Reaches DNA Analysis Milestone
(Laboratory News/Lab 3 2019)
Bode Technology, a provider of forensic DNA analysis products and services, announced that they have now completed DNA testing on more than 100,000 sexual assault kits. As thousands of untested kits a

...EVIDENCE, we crime scene investigators come to a fork in the road and ask ourselves: Do we process for DNA, or do we process for latent prints? Once we contemplate which process would be best, we hope...

... evidence preservation and collection must be recorded on the standardized medical forensic record, as DNA may be recovered from victims who have showered or bathed—even multiple times—aft...

...h America. Previous data shows that cranial examinations give different information than mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) studies. These differences have resulted in two different theories of migration: one ...

18. ISHI: Elevating Forensics for 30 Years
(Laboratory News/Lab 2 2019)
Special Advertising Section 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

19. ISHI: Elevating Forensics for 30 Years
(Laboratory News/Lab 3 2019)
Special Advertising Section 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

20. Budget-Saving Flexibility in DNA Analysis
(Laboratory News/Lab 2 2019)
... limited quantities—it is important to reduce the number of inhibitors present in your extracted DNA. Doing so will improve the quality of the generated DNA profile and enhance the outcome of do...

21. Budget-Saving Flexibility in DNA Analysis
(Laboratory News/Lab 3 2019)
... limited quantities—it is important to reduce the number of inhibitors present in your extracted DNA. Doing so will improve the quality of the generated DNA profile and enhance the outcome of do...

22. Budget-Saving Flexibility in DNA Analysis
(Laboratory News/Lab 4 2019)
... limited quantities—it is important to reduce the number of inhibitors present in your extracted DNA. Doing so will improve the quality of the generated DNA profile and enhance the outcome of do...

...ce, speaker Elena Kranioti will explain how in cases where comparison with missing persons reports and DNA is not feasible — or even possible because geographic origins are unknown — the u...

24. Webinar: DNA Evidence in Groping Sexual Assault
(Crime Scene News/Field 2 2019)
A webinar on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (2 - 3:30 p.m. ET) will look at how touch DNA evidence impacts groping sexual assault cases. Presented by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (a prog

...at will pave the way for crime laboratories to use next generation sequencing (NGS) to create forensic DNA profiles. The data includes genetic sequences that occur at each of 27 genetic markers and es...

26. NamUs 2.0 Works to Resolve Cold Cases
(Back Issues/Winter 2018)
... more robust data related to the availability of biometric information, which includes dental records, DNA, and fingerprints. Additional CODIS laboratories have been added to the DNA screen picklist, ...

...happened. This information, when combined with the information derived from any deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis, may allow an investigator to corroborate or refute specific investigative theories...

28. Improving Forensic DNA Efficiency
(Laboratory News/Lab 12 2018)
A report shows that a 2009 NIJ program, aimed to improve forensic DNA unit efficiency, delivered positive results. Utilizing a funding opportunity from the NIJ, three law enforcement agencies within P

29. Four Ways to Recover DVR Video Evidence
(ETM Insights/ETM Insights)
...urther information to aid you in your case. Schedule a consultation today to get started! Compare DNA Recovery Methods ETM Insights is a sponsored section of EvidenceMagazine.com   ...

30. Museum to Host 9/11 Forensic Expert
(Crime Scene News/Field 8 2018)
...e. “I worked in New York City at Ground Zero and the Medical Examiner's lab for eight weeks on DNA recovery. The personal sacrifice of the dedicated first responders in the aftermath is often ...

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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.

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