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 […]

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!       Remains of Decorated WWII Veteran Finally Identified and to be Laid […]

How One State at the Center of the MMIWP Crisis is Taking Action

Today’s guest blog is written by Jordan Nutting, Promega. Reposted from the ISHI Report with permission.   In April 2023, the Washington State Attorney’s General Office inaugurated a specialized cold case unit. The purpose of the new unit is to provide specialized assistance to local and tribal law enforcement agencies to solve cold cases involving murdered and […]

Voices of the Future: Insights from ISHI’s Student Ambassadors

In this engaging interview, Ann MacPhetridge of Promega, sits down with the 2023 ISHI Student Ambassadors to discuss their experiences and research in forensic science. The ambassadors, coming from diverse backgrounds and universities, share their excitement and insights from attending workshops and connecting with professionals at the ISHI conference. They delve into their individual research […]

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!       Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Teams with Othram to Identify 1980 Homicide […]