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!
For Years, Potential Rape Evidence Went Untested. What the State Did to Fix That (KIRO 7 – 8/25/2017)
Using DNA to Paint a Face: Research Seeks to Unlock the Identity Secrets of Our Genes (ABC.net – 8/26/2017)
Dr Mark Barash has collected DNA from more than 1,300 Australians and is in the process of turning them into “molecular portraits”.
From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom: The Journey of a DNA Sample (The Conversation – 8/28/2017)
With a Simple DNA Test, Family Histories are Rewritten (The New York Times – 8/28/2017)
UNT DNA Funding Returns, Resuming Search for Names of Dead (Forensic Magazine – 8/29/2017)
The Forensic Myth: Our Forensic Expert Tackles Some of TV’s Biggest Fibs (The Guardian – 8/29/2017)
Alaska Officials Draft Plan to Test Shelved Sex Assault Kits (Forensic Magazine – 8/30/2017)
Nazi Execution of Polish Hostages Identified Through DNA (Forensic Magazine – 8/31/2017)
In 2004 Cold Case, A Big Break Emerges (WGRZ – 8/31/2017)
DNA Solves Mystery of ‘America’s 1st Serial Killer’ H.H. Holmes (NBC Bay Area – 8/31/2017)
The Link Between Animal Abuse and Murder (The Atlantic – 8/31/2017)
University of Greenwich Forensics Lecturer Working to Solve the Mysteries of Bloodstain Patterns (The Wharf – 8/31/2017)
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