No one has hours to scour the papers to keep up with the latest news, so we’ve curated the top news stories in the field of Forensic Science for this week. Here’s what you need to know to get out the door!
Upcoming Michigan Body Farm Will Study How Human Remains Decompose in Cold Weather (Forensic Magazine – 5/5/2017)
Forensic DNA Testing: Why Are There Still Bumps in the Road? (Technology Networks – 5/5/2017)
As part of the DNA lecture series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Robin W. Cotton reports on the current state of forensic DNA testing and explains why there are still bumps in the road.
Almost 400 People Linked to Crimes – Including Murders, Sexual Assaults – Since the New DNA Database Went Live (Independent – 5/6/2017)
Expanded DNA Testing Leads to Charges in 1990s Slayings (ABC News – 5/6/2017)
Some 7,000 Bodies Buried at Former Mississippi Asylum Site Could Be Forensic Trove (Forensic Magazine – 5/8/2017)
DNA From Exhumed Body of Priest Could Solve Cold-Case Murder of Nun, Baltimore Police Say (KTLA – 5/9/2017)
DOJ Asks for Suggestions to Improve Forensic Science (Forensic Magazine – 5/10/2017)
California Police Say They Cracked Cold Case Murder With DNA (U.S. News – 5/10/2017)
State’s Forensic Scientists Get Modern Lab After 40-Year Wait (The Irish Times – 5/10/2017)
Advanced DNA Science Cracks Rape Case (The Athens News – 5/10/2017)
Mystery Solved! 19th-Century Girl in Casket Found Under San Francisco House Identified (The Mercury News – 5/12/2017)
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