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Whose Baby is it? More Dads Seek DNA Tests

Metropolis Healthcare, the only private lab in the city so far to provide DNA paternity tests, has been getting eight to 10 cases a month. “Infidelity is one of the main reasons behind men asking for this test,’’ said Dr Nisha Ahmad, of Metropolis Labs. “Abroad though, the primary reason is a possible mixing up of babies.’’ She said there are a lot of inquiries about the tests. “Many who approach us for the test are not from the city,’’ she said. Experts also attribute the rise in paternity tests to more couples seeking the help of assisted reproductive methods. Clinics [more...]

Date: 2010-05-21 18:22:53

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Rape Kit Backlogs - Importance of Forensic Science - Good Housekeeping

In Los Angeles, a recent decision to test every booked rape kit uncovered DNA evidence from suspects in additional rape cases. Testing every kit, and giving law enforcement the resources they need to investigate sexual assaults fully, makes a dramatic difference in victims' lives — and public safety. Failing to test rape kits denies justice for victims and allows perpetrators to remain free.  Yet the benefit of testing rape kits goes beyond providing prosecutors with investigative tools to bring offenders to justice. It goes beyond just bringing the clarity of DNA evidence into the arena [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 07:29:00

Defense lawyer: Have outsider review police DNA lab audit | Austin ...

Defense lawyer: Have outsider review police DNA lab audit By Steven Kreytak | Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 10:08 AM A prominent Austin defense lawyer suggested in an e-mail that Travis County prosecutors and Austin police should present to a non-law enforcement DNA expert the recent Department of Public Safety review of the Austin Police Department DNA lab, a review that authorities said Tuesday has cleared the lab of allegations initiated by a former employee. A story in today’s Statesman reported on the clean review, prompted by a lengthy memo from former DNA analyst Cecily Hamilton in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 16:08:30

Feline Fur Flushes Out Felons

The hair cats leave in their owners' homes through their frequent grooming can help authorities to catch criminals. Here, Catster member Leo shows off his grooming technique. New research has revealed that cat fur can help to identify and convict criminals. Dr. Leslie Lyons, a cat genetics expert, pioneered the research. Lyons, who works at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was already compiling information on cat DNA, when she had an “A-ha!” moment. “I’m a big fan of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” she says. In two episodes of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 14:43:50

306 - The Genetic Map of Europe | Strange Maps | Big Think

Which means that forensic scientists now can use DNA to predict the region of origin of otherwise unknown persons (provided they are of European heritage). These are among the conclusions to be drawn from a genetic map of Europe, produced by the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), published in Current Biology’s August 7 issue. In its Science section, the New York Times devotes an article to the study, and reproduces the genetic map. The discovery that autosomal (i.e. non-gender-related) aspects of DNA may be used to predict regional European provenance of [more...]

Date: 2010-05-29 07:00:00

India may soon have DNA database to crack crime [Science] | Times ...

0 Comments | Times of India, The, Sep 16, 2010 | by Menon, Priya M CHENNAI: The FBI has a DNA index system. The UK has a similar database. And if Parliament passes the DNA Profiling Bill, 2007, India will soon join the league, creating a national DNA database that will help police arrest serial offenders and give a boost to forensic investigation. "The bill, drafted and sent to all ministries and departments for their feedback, has been modified. The final version has been sent to the law ministry, which has sent it to the legal department for final drafting," says Dr J Gowrishankar, head [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 07:00:00

ISPUB - Comparison and Development of A Rapid Extraction Methods ...

Ancient DNA: Recovery and Analysis of Genetic Material from Paleontological, Archaeological, Museum, Medical and Forensic Specimens. New York, NY: Springer Verlag. (s)7. Holland, M.M. and T.J. Parsons. 1999. Mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis— validation and use for forensic casework. Forensic Science Review. 11: 22 – 49. (s)8. Matysiak-Scholze,U., Dimmeler,S. and Nehls,M. (1996) Technical Tips Online, T40011. (s)9. Near T.J., Bolnic D.I. and Wainwright P.C., Fossil calibrations and molecular divergence time estimates in centrarchid fishes, Evolution, 2005, 59(8): 1768-1782 (s)10. Paabo [more...]

Date: 2010-06-06 01:06:13

Crime labs need major overhaul, study finds - CNN

And, with the exception of DNA technology, the report concludes experts often overstate how much can be determined by forensic techniques running the gamut from fingerprinting to bite mark and hair analysis. According to the findings, except for DNA technology, "no forensic method has been rigorously shown to have the capacity to consistently, and with a high degree of certainty, demonstrate a connection between evidence and a specific individual or source."The report noted that forensic experts in court cases often overstate what can be proven by forensic methods and even attach a numerical [more...]

Date: 2009-02-19 07:22:00

Defender Network » Blog Archive » Houston police lab's backlogs ...

Harris County officials are estimating the cost of expanding a proposed 20,000-square-foot interim DNA lab to be operated by the forensic sciences facility, with the space and staff to do testing for both county and city. “The city is committed to an independent crime lab in whatever form that takes,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “We would like to strike a partnership with the county and are still working toward that goal. The current timeline is for a decision to be made by the end of the year.” Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland declined comment. “When HPD has been requested by [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 12:23:36

inqaba biotec and BODE Technology to host 2nd Annual African DNA ...

The 2nd Annual African DNA Forensics Conference to  be  held  on 28 and 29 October 2010 in Pretoria, will   bring  together  leading  experts  in  the  DNA Forensics  field  from  the  disciplines  of  Science, Law  and  Human  Rights. Held over two days in Pretoria,  it will allow for interactive and in-depth discussions. This will ensure that the knowledge  of DNA Forensics is made accessible to non-scientists while  also allowing  for experts to  share their [more...]

Date: 2010-08-07 07:00:00

MEMS, Microfluidics and Microsystems Executive Review ...

In the longer term, there is an overlap between the sample preparation requirements for DNA fingerprinting and for molecular diagnostics in clinical settings such as hospitals.  The companies that crack the DNA forensics market will have a very lucrative future indeed, beyond just the chance at a product placement in a future CSI: The Movie.*********************************************The author thanks Kevin Lothridge, Executive Director of the U.S. National Forensic Science Technology Center, for his time and insights.Paul Pyzowski is an entrepreneur and executive whose experience in MEMS [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 00:45:00

Dna in Forensic Science

Since the introduction of DNA testing as evidence in 1990, criminal justice system has been improved but mistakes and human errors have downplayed the effectiveness of the technology. This DNA forensic has undeniably helped in solving [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 10:58:31

Unsolved Mysteries In The World: Boston Strangler

Finally, if DeSalvo was driven by a mother fixation, as psychiatrists claimed, why had he chosen young women (including one African American) as five of his last seven victims? The police were impressed at the accuracy of DeSalvo's descriptions of the crime scenes. Though there were some inconsistencies, DeSalvo was able to cite details which had not been made public. However, there was no physical evidence to substantiate his confession. As such, he stood trial for earlier, unrelated crimes of robbery and sexual offenses in which he was known as The Green Man and The Measuring Man [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 23:58:00

1984: Sir Alec Jeffreys And A "Eureka!" Moment - The Discovery Of ...

Scientist Alec Jeffreys (now Sir Alec Jeffreys) was at work in his lab at Leicester University, England, in September 1984, when something astounding happened - he accidentally discovered what he called "DNA fingerprinting", and a whole new world was opened up. This was a one-off, stand alone, out-of-the-blue discovery which was to have an amazing impact on the world. It was totally unexpected and unsought for. Says Jeffreys: "I was on my own in the darkroom at 9.05 on September 10, 1984, when that pattern came up and I twigged what we had stumbled upon. Just that single bit of X-ray film [more...]

Date: 2009-03-23 22:03:14

geek speak - Bio-Synthesis, Inc. Begins Mitochondrial DNA Testing

Bio-Synthesis, Inc. begins Mitochondrial DNA Testing or MtDNA, making it one of only a handful of labs to perfect the technology. MtDNA Testing allows Forensic scientist to get a profile from samples that are old or possibly damaged, where the usual technique may not be effective. (Media-Newswire.com) - Recently Bio-Synthesis, Inc. has begun Mitochondrial or MtDNA Testing making it one of only 4 labs in the United States who have perfected the technology and offer it commercially. This expansion has allowed for more varied test options and opens the door to new industries that may benefit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 09:43:00

Crime Lab DNA Databases Under the Microscope

Researchers in the field of DNA forensics are calling for the FBI to improve the quality of its sizable genetic database by letting them look under the hood. As Osagie Obasogie explains, reviews of a handful of state crime lab DNA databases have revealed anomalies that might not make prosecutors’ claims that a crime-scene sample matching a profile in the database is “slam dunk” evidence. Genetic information is a powerful law enforcement tool—both for catching criminals and for exonerating the innocent, but both uses require robust, accurate science. Yet quality of the information in [more...]

Date: 2010-04-07 07:00:00

Bio Technology: DNA Testing (Ethnic Point of View)

Biotechnology, Mesothelioma,Gene Therapy, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), Deoxyribonucleic Acid, DNA Testing, Ethnicity in DNA Testing, Gene therapy for Asbestos, Mesothelioma Victims, DNA and RNA Structure and Function DNA testing has far reaching implications. It is being used not just for serious purposes like forensic science but also to determine the ethnicity of individuals. A particular company, marketing its tests to determine the ethnicity of people calls it recreational genomics. These tests have become extremely common these days and are being employed by a large number of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-21 00:20:00

Of Cats and Cops: DNA Forensics - Life Science Marketing

Of Cats and Cops: DNA Forensics. "Because cats incessantly groom, cat fur may have nucleated cells, not only in the hair bulb, but also as epithelial cells on the hair shaft deposited during the grooming process, thereby generally [more...]

Date: 2010-07-28 19:06:46

Forensic Science Laboratory Recruitment Haryana

To standardize DNA typing techniques according to the local conditions and facilities for implementing the same in routine forensic analysis of blood and other body fluids. Career Currently there are no any vacancies, job and vacancies update will be soon Address Forensic Science Laboratory Office Phone: +91 184 380104 Residence Phone:+91 184 380604 Office Fax: +91 184 [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 04:44:22

Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick on DNA and Forensic Genealogy

Please join us tonight at 7 p.m. at the Duke Homestead Visitor’s Center for a talk by Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is the author of two of the best-selling books in genealogy. She has been featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation radio program (July 2005), and has written cover articles for Internet Genealogy (June 2006), Family Tree Magazine (April 2006) and Family Chronicle (October 2005). Colleen writes a regular column for Ancestry magazine. Her book Forensic Genealogy has been widely recognized for its innovative forensic science approach to genealogical [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 13:53:38

Forensic Fridays Seminar Examines DNA Analysis

Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law’s Forensic Fridays series continues with Forensic DNA Analysis: An Introduction. This seminar is designed to offer prosecuting and defense attorneys, law enforcement officers, judges and others involved in the criminal justice system the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of the identification value and limitations of DNA evidence.  Among other topics, the speakers will discuss Commonwealth v. Foley, a recent case that resulted in the successful prosecution of a former state trooper for the slaying of a Blairsville dentist. Featured [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 17:45:56

The NAS Report: DUI Attorneys Have The Tools For Change And The ...

It is significant to note that the Court's decision relied heavily upon the work of the National Academy of Sciences Committee (NAS) on DNA Technology in Forensic Science, “ committee of eminent scientists and jurists [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 20:36:20

Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to ...

Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to Teach DNA Techniques to Teachers, Students SANTA CLARA, Calif, Aug. 13, 2009 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) has adopted the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer system to teach high school students and teachers how to analyze DNA. The Bioanalyzer uses miniaturized "lab-on-a-chip" technology to replace traditional slab gel electrophoresis techniques, greatly speeding up the process, improving consistency of results and reducing use of hazardous [more...]

Date: 2009-08-14 13:30:12

DNA fingerprinting simplified

One of the most frequently used tools in biochemistry and biotechnology, agarose gel electrophoresis is a common forensic technique often used in genetic or DNA fingerprinting. The procedure is achieved by moving negatively charged nucleic acid molecules through a gelatinous substance known as agarose by using an electric field. Andrew, in collaboration with his father and other researchers, completed the study, which is published in the January 2008 issue the American Society of Horticultural Science’s journal HortTechnology. The youngest author ever to publish in an ASHS journal, Andrew [more...]

Date: 2008-05-14 04:52:12

DNA Fingerprinting Not Exactly Reliable in Forensics

The incredibly small amount of DNA in samples and pressure to gain a conviction can lead to bias, according to an investigation by New Scientist, reports the Daily Mail. The magazine sent a sample of DNA from a real crime scene to 17 experienced analysts in a US lab. The experts’ differing results cast doubts over the technique’s reliability. The sample, from a gang rape, had already been used to convict a man but only one of the 17 scientists came to the same conclusion. Itiel Dror, a University College London scientist, who helped set up the investigation, said: ‘It is time DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 06:40:01

2011 polls: Police train forensic, DNA scientists

DETERMINED to ensure hitch free elections next year and provide a platform for the successful prosecution of electoral offenders, the police hierarchy has embarked on the training of scientists in forensics and DNA Technology. The training, when put to use for the 2011 elections, according to knowledgeable police sources, will guide against multiple voting and other fraudulent practices. The police will also establish Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) in every state for use in large scale civil identification projects to prevent multiple enrollments for the electoral [more...]

Date: 2010-09-05 00:00:00

Bloody Gourd May Contain Beheaded King's DNA « Gyrovague's Raves

Lending new life to the demise of Louis XVI, scientists performed a battery of DNA tests on dried blood inside a decorative gunpowder gourd that purportedly contained one such handkerchief. The results, described Oct. 12 in the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics, show the blood belongs to a blue-eyed male from that time period: a possible dead-ringer for the executed king. “The next step is find a descendant either of the king or his mother,” said Davide Pettener, a population geneticist at the University of Bologna in Italy who helped with the analysis. “Otherwise we’ll [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 13:47:06

Judge to review conviction in Texas arson-murder case – This Just ...

A Texas judge is set to consider whether a man who was executed for setting a fire that killed his children was wrongly convicted on what his supporters call "junk science." State District Judge Charles Baird granted a request from Cameron Todd Willingham's family for a hearing to investigate whether he was wrongfully convicted using flawed science. The family's petition, filed September 24 in Travis County, also asks the court to examine whether the state  failed to adequately consider potentially exculpatory evidence before putting Willingham to death in 2004. The lawsuit asks the court [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 23:14:16

Dna Testing for Forensic Purposes

Dna Testing for Forensic Purposes One of the significant developments in Forensic science has been the use of DNA Testing. This method [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 13:11:06

No Misconduct in Oakland Crime Lab… « FSN: Forensic Science News

So was the recent com­plaint about an Oakland PD crime lab employee a legit­i­mate com­plaint? Or some form of payback? An inves­ti­ga­tion into alle­ga­tions of mis­con­duct against an Oakland police crime lab tech­ni­cian has not turned up any signs of wrong­do­ing, Chief Anthony Batts said Thursday. At a hastily called news con­fer­ence, Batts said the depart­ment received an anony­mous com­plaint Sept. 22 and launched an inter­nal affairs inves­ti­ga­tion into the uniden­ti­fied employee, who ana­lyzes drug and DNA evi­dence in the crime lab. “At this point, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 15:00:03

WKSU News:Akron police captain gets another day in court

But crime labs at the time were unable to isolate DNA from the bite. Forensic science advanced, Prade's lawyers petitioned for new testing, and Summit County Common Pleas Judge Judy Hunter ordered the new tests today (Thursday). [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 21:21:11

Surveillance Studies » Conference: Risky profiles: Societal ...

A concluding round table discussion will be dedicated to explicating current challenges faced by social science research in the field of forensic DNA profiling and datatabasing. Programme. 2 July: 14.00 Welcome and introduction by [more...]

Date: 2010-05-14 12:53:01

DNA fingerprinting not exactly reliable in forensics

DNA evidence is not exactly reliable in criminal investigation as interpretation of samples can be highly subjective and prone to error, says a new study. The incredibly small amount of DNA in samples and pressure to gain a conviction can lead to bias, according to an investigation by New Scientist, reports the Daily Mail. The magazine sent a sample of DNA from a real crime scene to 17 experienced analysts in a US lab. The experts' differing results cast doubts over the technique's reliability. The sample, from a gang rape, had already been used to convict a man but only one of the 17 [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 06:30:01

DNA-PROKIDS program to help eliminate international human trafficking

Scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) have recently received a $500,000 grant from The Life Technologies Foundation for use in development of the DNA-PROKIDS Project (Program for Kids Identification with DNA Systems). This program will be designed to deter international human trafficking through the use of DNA testing, which will help to reunite abducted and homeless children with their biological parents/families. Through PROKIDS, children who are located and found to be associated with any human trafficking activity, i.e. illegal adoptions, living on the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 00:39:43

The Digital Fingerprinting a Technology To Put Criminals Behind Bars

In contrast to this technology, the DNA paternity test is done to confirm the father of a child. These test are mostly done when a women has more than one single partner or simply because the father of the child is not accepting or accepting that the child is his. The advancement in the field of medical science has achieved such heights it is almost impossible to believe. With the introduction of DNA paternity test, gone are the days when in order to know the paternity, the face of the child were closely compared with the potential father. We are all aware of the fact that DNA of the parents [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 01:47:54

Forensic DNA Typing, Second Edition: Biology, Technology, and ...

I thought this was an outstanding overview of DNA typing. Product is awesome, Service is Gruesome ! Forensic DNA typing its an awesome book. 6 stars is more like it . . . Rarely are such complex subjects treated so well. Outstanding Text Book on Forensic Science. This book is an outstanding text book for those interested in Forensic Science, Genetics, and Genealogy. Forensic DNA Typing, Second Edition: Biology, Technology, and STR Markers. I would not recommend this book to someone who was completely new to the use of genetics as a tool for forensics. Marvelous work! This book has opened my [more...]

Date: 2010-05-19 19:12:13


BioAxis DNA Research Centre is an autonomous registered research organization, which provides services and training in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Clinical Research & Forensic Science. BDRC has been the most reliable and trusted DNA Testing and Paternity Testing service providers in India and referred by different Government and Private Agencies, Police, Attorneys, Medical Doctors and [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 10:28:00

Is new ways of anaylzing dna evidence more accurate than the old ...

The fact that DNA, and science in general continually becomes more accurate Report to the Attorney General on Delays in Forensic DNA Analysis File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick ViewThis problem is magnified when the biological [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 14:28:08

Dictionary of DNA and Genome Technology, Second Edition

The cross-disciplinary nature of DNA and genome technologies means that Singleton's Dictionary will be of relevance to users from many diverse fields including medicine, veterinary science, biotechnology, forensic science and taxonomy [more...]

Date: 2010-08-16 18:39:52

Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing (Adobe Reader) ebook download ...

Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing ebook plus Forensic Science. Butler eBooks download in Adobe, Mobipocket, Microsoft and [more...]

Date: 2009-12-07 02:12:38

The Killer's Trail: Biotechnology, DNA Fingerprinting and Forensics

Mr. Hartan's Science Class "Knowledge is a reckoning . . . a way to assess your location, your true position, not a strategy for improving your position." -Walter [more...]

Date: 2010-04-13 15:30:11

Problems Aplenty With Forensic Science : Marquette University Law ...

Recent Posts More on an Ethic of Professional Satisfaction Supreme Court Takes New First Amendment Public Employment Case Thornton Confident MPS “Can Crack the Code” to Overcoming Poverty’s Effects Problems Aplenty With Forensic Science SCOTUS to Rule on Meaning of “Cocaine Base” Starting a Law Practice on a Tax Return and a Credit Card Racial Disparities and Risk Assessment Recent Comments Matt Ricci on Starting a Law Practice on a Tax Return and a Credit CardTom Kamenick on Starting a Law Practice on a Tax Return and a Credit CardRichard Gicomeng on Age Discrimination in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 18:50:05

New Device Will Slash Time for DNA Analysis | UANews.org

"Our DNA analysis platform is a fully automated system that doesn't require any human intervention," Zenhausern said. "You load the specimen in a cartridge that can contain all the necessary reagents for processing a sample and place it in the instrument, close the instrument and push a button on the computer, which will control all processing and analysis steps for generating data that can then be loaded in a DNA expert software system for identifying a human profile and matching an offender. That's it." The center developed the technology for the device and designed it for use by law [more...]

Date: 2010-08-17 07:00:00

1422200264 DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving)

1422200264 DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving) 1422200264 Details Reading level: Young Adult Library Binding: 112 pages Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers (November 30, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1422200264 ISBN-13: 978-1422200261 Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1 pounds Price:$15.95 1422200264 DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving) Description A flake of skin…a strand of hair…a fleck of saliva…a drop of blood…everywhere we go we leave behind bits of ourselves that are as unique as fingerprints. Each cell contains [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 12:36:45

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute to model immune responses to gut ...

Students can learn about forensic microscopy, DNA fingerprinting, bioethics, genetics and more. Read more on The Arizona Republic THE STATE VS. CASEY ANTHONY Air science could be used for first time ever in Anthony case T he science resembles something you might expect to see on “CSI”: odor and air samples originating from the trunk of a vehicle being used to prove a child’s body decomposed inside. Read more on Orlando [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 18:35:49

OSTA » Blog Archive » 3 Days and Counting…

This is a rare opportunity to see how forensic science is actually done (definitely NOT with that fancy blue back-lighting, super-fast computers and instantaneous chemical and DNA analysis).  DON”T MISS THIS CONFERENCE! This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 6:31 am and is filed under Conference. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 12:31:43

forensic dna

DNA profiling (also called DNA testing, DNA typing, or genetic fingerprinting) is a technique employed by forensic scientists to assist. About Forensic DNA About Forensic DNA provides general information on a wide range of topics. DNA from crime scenes also can be compared to profiles stored in a database. Forensic Education and Consulting forensic DNA, forensic education and forensic DNA consulting Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court Forensic DNA Laboratory Organization. Laboratory Structure (cont.a Forensic DNA Lab Report. Basic Elements of a Forensic DNA Laboratory Report . Wildlife [more...]

Date: 2010-06-29 11:10:19

Forensic Science

Forensic Anthropology is the practice of physical anthropology, which deals with the identification and recovery of skeletonized human remains (bones) to answer legal questions. Forensic Biology involves DNA test and serological analysis of bodily (physiological) fluids for the purpose of identification. Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry – This involves learning, assessing and identifying mentally-related illnesses and human behavior to obtain legal evidence. Forensic Origin and Cause- This is the study, explanation and identification of a fire to determine the cause of ignition and origin [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 17:47:45


As a crime scene it too will be studied and recognized as a seminal undertaking in the history of forensics, mass fatality events, crime scene processing, DNA identification, and a host of other sciences that were utilized during every step of the recovery. Not only was every square inch of debris scoured on site at The Pile, it was examined just as closely, if more slowly, once it arrived at the Fresh Kill Landfill. Mining equipment from Pennsylvania and West Virginia was set up. Conveyors and sifting trays of increasingly finer gauge trapped fragments of tissue as well as remnants of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 23:04:00

Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis: An Introduction (Brown,Gene Cloning ...

Explaining the significance, the principles, the techniques, and the applications of gene cloning and DNA analysis, this introduction assumes little prior knowledge on the part of the reader. Particular attention is given to the methods of sequencing genomes and analyzing this sequence. The applications to forensics science are highlighted. Approximately 250 color illustrations are featured. Brown teaches biomolecular archeology at [more...]

Date: 2010-07-22 21:11:10

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