This Week in Forensic Science

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!       DNA Labs International Utilized M-Vac® Technology to Link Two Decades-Old Cold Cases […]

This Week in Forensic Science

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!       Native UM Student Works to Create Missing Persons Database (University of […]

The Invisible Transfer: Exploring Trace DNA in Forensic Science

In this interview, Molly Younker, a master’s student from West Virginia University, delves into her current study on the secondary transfer of trace DNA, particularly through nitro gloves, and its implications for crime scene investigations. This discussion sheds light on what trace DNA entails, the challenges in collecting and analyzing low levels of DNA, and […]

This Week in Forensic Science

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!       Rapid DNA Testing Terminals Being Used to Track Down Criminals More […]

SMITH v ARIZONA: Is a Sea Change Coming in Forensic Lab Testimony?

Today’s guest blog is written by Karra Porter, Christensen & Jensen, P.C., Intermountain Forensics. Reposted from the ISHI Report with permission.   On January 10, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case with a familiar fact pattern: Crime lab Analyst performs tests, prepares notes, and issues a report By the time of trial, Analyst no longer […]

From Theory to Field: Angelo Figueroa Tests Rapid DNA’s Real-World Applications

Chastyn sits down with Angelo Figueroa, a master’s student from the University of Amsterdam currently completing his thesis through an internship at the University of North Texas. In this insightful interview, Angelo shares his experiences in the forensic field, focusing on his study involving the RapidHIT™ from Thermo Fisher.   He delves into the objectives […]

This Week in Forensic Science

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!       Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Teams with Othram to Identify a 2010 […]

Identifying the Invisible: Advancements in Body Fluid Analysis for Forensic Cases

In this insightful video, Beighley Ayers, a dedicated student at Towson University, delves into the challenges of traditional forensic methods used for identifying body fluids at crime scenes, specifically pointing out the inefficient use of limited samples and the absence of confirmatory tests for saliva and vaginal fluid. She introduces her innovative research on employing […]