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Forensic Scientist DNA Analysis Career

Hi there, my daughter is in year 9 @ High School and has been tasked with finding out all she can on the career of a Forensic Scientist - DNA Analyst. Can anyone please provide answers to the following: What does a Forensic Scientist do? What does the job entail? What subjects are best studied at school to help lead one into this career? What qualifications will one need to become a Foprensic Scientist? Any other information/Facts that you may feel are relevant to the role of the F/Scientist that could be of help? Many thanks [more...]

Date: 2010-08-28 06:43:09

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Interview with Telford police forensic and DNA expert « Shropshire ...

As DNA technology advances mean detectives are catching more criminals and American crime drama CSI sees a boom in youngsters following their dream to become a forensic scientist, Kirsty Smallman talks to Telford's Senior Forensic Investigator As DNA technology advances mea... ... But he said it is not the qualifications which are important in their job but often common-sense and inter-personal skills to communicate with victims and put a scene in context. [more...]

Date: 2010-07-09 12:05:14


Online Forensic Science Degree Programs | Online and Distance ...

As a rule they specialize in one area of the field, such as firearms testing, examining hair, fiber and other crime evidence, or something else they are interested in. Online courses are available to obtain a forensic science degree through accredited schools. Some laboratory work is required but this is usually arranged with a local entity, such as a police department. Taking courses from the convenience of one's home eliminates the need to sit long hours in a classroom and many enjoy the challenges presented. What jobs can you get as graduate of a forensic science degree? A forensic science [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 23:05:14


Forensic ornithology is an interesting science | Farm and Dairy ...

DNA analysis of the soft tissue left behind on the engine took longer than normal and when the technician turned in the report, it listed the victim as a deer. Heacker immediately tracked down the pilot, and he confirmed the information he submitted. He was certain of the altitude of the collision. So the lab went back to work and solved the puzzle. It turned out that deer DNA was not the only type left behind on the engine. There was also black vulture DNA. Apparently, the unlucky victim was a vulture that had recently dined on a dead deer. In the same manner, fish DNA turn up after [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 05:00:19


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


FORENSIC BIOLOGIST JOB DESCRIPTION, CAREERS, SALARY, EMPLOYMENT ...

They can become technical specialists in DNA analysis, serology examination, or other areas. They can rise through the administrative and managerial ranks as technical leaders, unit supervisors, and managers, which may require [more...]

Date: 2010-06-29 22:01:19


Fortean / Oddball News - Phantoms and Monsters: Paranormal, UFOs ...

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 [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 16:04:00


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


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


Onur the NEC Flim Flam Man

The following is not directly related to Hippocrates/Lynn, but since their "take" on the Italian issue is similar to Onur trying to Turkify/Levantify S.Italians (and Greeks, etc.), there is some relevance. Regarding (essentially self-described) “causasoidist” “Onur”(*) and the “DNA Tribes” nonsense, a small number of forensic STRs cannot give accurate results for ancestry determination. If you look at credible population geneticists in the literature, you’ll see that they use hundreds of thousands of SNPs and/or a smaller number of SNPs demonstrated to be highly informative [more...]

Date: 2010-09-14 23:10:00


Is DNA Testing in America Today Reliable?

DNA is acquaint with in practically all section of not solitary the being group except in entirely source of revenue things. The DNA is stored in the nucleus, which is regarded in the function of the understanding concentrate of the cell, in addition to proviso all DNA were threadbare commencing its spaghetti comparable makeup it would stand up near so far above the ground being a man. DNA is time and again referred headed for in the same way as the molecule of heredity, what this DNA is liable representing the genetic reproduction of a large amount inherited traits. This is why DNA testing [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 07:08:15


Strange Justice

There is something to forensic science. The Innocence Project has won release of people wrongly convicted of crimes by demonstrating that DNA samples taken at the crime scenes did not match the DNA of the wrongly convicted people. (We see this often in murder and rape cases in which there is a lot of public pressure for police to solve the crimes.) Yet such methods are not confined to the defense. Prosecutors for years have enlisted DNA and other forensic devices to help gain convictions. For example, prosecutors used analysis of wood slivers to help convict Bruno Hauptmann more than 70 years [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 06:06:00


The Murder of Jessica Hawk | News | Gambit New Orleans

DNA swabs and samples were sent to Baton Rouge. Horvitz and Hawk's family waited more than six months for the results, which found only Hawk's DNA at the scene. Homicide detective Winston Harbin says there was no indication of forced entry. "From our point of view, the forensic team didn't do a good job," says Ivonne Garzon, Hawk's friend and an activist for a DNA lab in New Orleans. "We asked about fingerprints, fingernails, (NOPD) said there was no evidence. Her apartment was small. We don't understand how someone could break in and not leave a trace." New Orleans lost its DNA lab following [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 09:00:00


Sorenson moves DNA testing division to Utah

Sorenson Genomics said Monday that it plans to relocate its subsidiary DNA testing division from Houston to the company’s recently expanded genetics laboratory in Salt Lake City. The consolidation move is designed to help keep pace with the growing demand for DNA testing, the Salt Lake-based genetics company said in a news release. The Identigene laboratory in Houston will be closed, and about 25 percent of Identigene’s 40-person Texas work force will be employed at the Salt Lake laboratory, said Sorenson Genomics chief operating officer Douglas Fogg. The remaining employees will receive [more...]

Date: 2010-05-29 11:27:01



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