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!
But DNA technology company Parabon NanoLab’s breakthroughs in genetic analysis have upended the notion of a “cold” case, as it has helped law enforcement agencies make arrests and identify suspects in decades-old unsolved murders since Ma
The call came in October 2012, while Fronczak was at work. He sat, shocked and silent, as a man on the other end of the line told him, “There’s no remote possibility you’re Paul Fronczak,” he remembers. About a year later the FBI announced it had reopened the kidnapping case.Since that moment, Fronczak has searched for the real Paul. He also worked with genetic genealogist CeCe Moore, founder of the DNA Detectives, to determine his true identity.
A new method devised by University at Albany chemists Kyle Doty and Igor Lednev was recently published in the American Chemical Society journal Central Science. Using blood from 45 donors, they were able to distinguish unique profiles from the newborns, adolescents, and adults.
NIST scientists have published statistical data needed for forensic DNA profiling based on a technology called Next Generation Sequencing. To do that, they sequenced forensic DNA markers for a sample population.
An increasing number of these girls, mostly adopted in the late 1970s and early 1980s, are starting to explore their identity now. In a recent “family-seeking” activity held in Gutian county, Fujian Province early in July, many women gathered and registered their information and left blood samples for DNA tracking.
The Marion County Sheriff is turning to DNA databases used by amateur genealogists to fill in their family trees in his latest effort to find the identity of a woman who may be the first victim of serial killer Shawn Grate. Those databases were used to solve recent high profile cases including the arrest of the Golden State Killer after he murdered dozens and eluded police for decades.
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