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1. 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...

2. 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 ...

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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...

9. 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...

...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...

11. 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...

13. 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...

15. 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

16. 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   ...

17. 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 ...

18. ISHI 29 Comes to Phoenix in September
(Laboratory News/Lab 7 2018)
Are you interested in advancing your forensic science career, learning about the latest DNA technologies and meeting others who share your passion for forensic science? If so, then you’ll want t

19. ISHI 29 Comes to Phoenix in September
(Crime Scene News/Field 7 2018)
Are you interested in advancing your forensic science career, learning about the latest DNA technologies and meeting others who share your passion for forensic science? If so, then you’ll want t

20. ISHI 29 Comes to Phoenix in September
(ETM Insights/ETM Insights)
Are you interested in advancing your forensic science career, learning about the latest DNA technologies and meeting others who share your passion for forensic science? If so, then you’ll want t

The Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators (AFDAA) annual meeting and scientific conference is taking place at the Royal Sonesta Hotel at the Galleria in Houston, Texas, on August 2-3

22. New Forensic Laboratory Needs TWG Created
(Laboratory News/Lab 6 2018)
...lic interest in the field of forensics. Research is flourishing. Revolutionary technologies like rapid DNA and next generation DNA sequencing are on the verge of becoming reality. And the Justice Depa...

23. Webinar: DNA Kinship Testing
(Laboratory News/Lab 5 2018)
The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence recently archived its DNA Kinship Testing Webinar Series, and it is now available for viewing online.   The webinar description explains: "DN

The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Forensic Analysis of Human DNA will be held June 17-22, 2018 at Sunday River in Newry, Maine. The mission of the second GRC is to create an international forum

25. Saliva and Detergents
(Back Issues/Summer 2018)
...rial transcripts and the test results where the saliva identification was pivotal in prosecution for kidnappings, homicides, and child abuse cases and was identified by only the Phadebas Tube Test. Co...

26. Editorial: About Face
(Back Issues/Summer 2018)
...lly achieved facial reconstructions for more than a century, but today they are getting an assist from DNA. In this issue’s article, “For the First Time: NCMEC Uses Color for Facial Recons...

...; Since the grim discovery in Parker County in 1985, tremendous strides have been made in the use of DNA and technology in criminal investigations. The vast reach of the internet, and the popularity...

28. Book Excerpt: Reasoning Backwards
(Back Issues/Summer 2018)
...ome even look at him wistfully in this modern age, wishing that modern forms of forensic evidence like DNA had not made irrelevant the kind of Sherlock-Holmes-style deduction described in short storie...

29. Solving a 4000-Year-Old Mummy Mystery
(Laboratory News/Lab 4 2018)
Work to extract DNA from a 4000-year-old mummy has broken new ground for analysis of extremely decomposed and degraded specimens. An Ancient Mystery More than 100 years after the discovery of the

... as to whether they match. But they cannot express the strength of the evidence numerically, the way a DNA expert can when testifying about genetic evidence. Now, a team of researchers at the Nation...

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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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