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!
Colorado-based ANDE Rapid DNA is offering its quick DNA testing to Kentucky state police for free as part of an ongoing pilot program. Kentucky is the first state to use ANDE’s technology for sexual assault cases and it’s getting a lot of notice from other states.
As the Philippines intensify efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade, organizers and participants of a three-day national conference on wildlife forensics held in Mandaue City in the middle of July have affirmed the need to enhance the country’s capacity in the application of science to pursue cases involving wildlife crime.
The DNA collection program is a project of the National Institutes of Health, and is operated in the metro area by Tulane and LSU health centers. The mandate over the next four years is to gather DNA from 1 million people across the United States, creating a database that will reveal the health implications of individuals’ DNA by cross-matching it with medical history and records, along with everyone else’s in the database.