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...nsported. Figure 1 identifies evidence for multiple variables that influence the quality and amount of DNA evidence. Although health-care providers obtain knowledge about influencing health variables ...

2. Tool Kit: DNA Analysis
(Issues/Winter 2019)
Here's a few products to add to your DNA analysis tool kit.   Rapid DNA Technology ANDE provides Rapid DNA technology, opening up new horizons in human identification for government, law e

...mber, crime-scene processing rules apply as they pertain to evidence that you intend on processing for DNA. Do not create a situation where you are defending yourself against potential cross contamina...

CRIME LABS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, and first responders who want to learn more about Rapid DNA technology now have a resource in Largo, Florida. In November, the Rapid DNA Center of Excellence held a ribbon

... of a forensic anthropologist, forensic odontologist, forensic artist, trace evidence scientist, and a DNA specialist to maximize the information that could be gleaned from the remains and concrete. ...

6. Two DNA Standards Considered for OSAC Registry
(Laboratory News/Lab 11 2019)
... of high-quality, technically sound standards and guidelines for the practice of forensic science. Two DNA standards that were originally drafted by OSAC’s Biological Data Interpretation and Rep...

...aterial because it lasts a long time. Even archaeological sites can yield intact hair. Compare that to DNA, which degrades relatively quickly, especially when exposed to the elements. But the fact t...

November 12, 2019 — Bode Technology, a provider of forensic DNA services, welcomed their new Director of Forensic Genealogy, Melinde Lutz Byrne, to the organization. Byrne’s team will

...the story of Dr. John Yelenic's murder - why it happened and how it was solved. The 2006 case involved DNA evidence collected from under the fingernails of the victim and led to the identification of ...

10. The Better Way to Analyze DNA
(News Supplement/November 2019)
Until recently, all forensic DNA testing was based on capillary electrophoresis (CE) – a technology that is over 20-years-old. Though innovative for its time, CE has data recovery limitations, e

11. An Introduction to the Maxprep Liquid Handler
(Laboratory News/Lab 10 2019)
... workflows can improve efficiency to meet those demands. While the Maxwell® platform addresses the DNA extraction needs of small- to medium-sized laboratories, many laboratories desire higher samp...

12. An Introduction to the Maxprep Liquid Handler
(Laboratory News/Lab 11 2019)
... workflows can improve efficiency to meet those demands. While the Maxwell® platform addresses the DNA extraction needs of small- to medium-sized laboratories, many laboratories desire higher samp...

...c genealogy (FGG), an emerging investigative technique that will combine technological advancements in DNA analysis and searching with traditional genealogy research. FGG is a unique investigative met...

...h;The Department of Justice issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would expand the collection of DNA samples from non-United States persons that it detains. "Once implemented, this rule wil...

... for Advanced Policing Studies • Genetic characterization of Bahraini population using forensic DNA parameters Noora Al Snan, Head of DNA - Ministry of Interior Bahrain • Current Trend...

... needed. Does the police department have the capabilities to process the firearm for latent prints and DNA prior to sending it to the lab? If so, this will save the time of the lab professionals and s...

...ckers or markers near the item to identify it. Also, be cautious around evidentiary items intended for DNA analysis. Make sure your evidence markers are sterilized before using them on any scene. Cont...

...entomology investigations has the potential to revolutionize the way we apply the science in casework. DNA work in entomology goes beyond species identification, as it can provide information into the...

...ilings or walls, nor will they only be concentrated around food or light sources. Flies may move human DNA from one location to another, particularly in climatic conditions during which they are most ...

20. NIST Releases New Human DNA Standard
(Laboratory News/Lab 7 2019)
July 18, 2019 NIST has released a new version of its Human DNA Standard. This standard, used for validating DNA profiling equipment, contains human DNA, plus certified data about the DNA including S

21. New HBO Documentary on 2011 Strangling Death
(Laboratory News/Lab 7 2019)
...man who took a left-turn in a white town." HBO shows that turn. New York City's public defender DNA unit lawyers were acknowledged for their vital role. Attorneys Adnan Sultan (Innocence Projec...

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

25. Rapid DNA & Mass Fatality Incidents
(Back Issues/Summer 2019)
... 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

30. 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

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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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