Jul 13 2018
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!
Which Company Will Test the DNA of Separated Families? (The Atlantic – 7/7/2018)
And other unanswered questions about the HHS’s new plan to reunite migrants separated at the border.
An 11-Year-Old Got Most of Her Genes from Her Dad, and Almost None from Her Mom (BuzzFeed News – 7/7/2018)
Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.
California Police Draw Attention to Cold Case, in Tweets (Forensic Magazine – 7/9/2018)
- The Newport Beach Police Department just south of Los Angeles suspended all its normal Twitter content on Saturday to post an extensive series of tweets about Linda O’Keefe, an 11-year-old girl kidnapped while walking home from school on July 6, 1973.
Innocence Project: DNA Frees Oklahoma Man Convicted of Rape (Forensic Magazine – 7/11/2018)
An Oklahoma man who spent more than 30 years in prison for rape in southeastern Oklahoma is free after the Innocence Project presented DNA evidence it said excluded him from the crime.
No Single Birthplace of Mankind, Say Scientists (The Guardian – 7/11/2018)
Researchers say it is time to drop the idea that modern humans originated from a single population in a single location
U.S. May Soon Resume Search for Korean War Dead in North Korea (HAARETZ – 7/11/2018)
The last return of U.S. remains between 1990 and 1995 involved just over 200 caskets. U.S. investigators collected a further 230 boxes of bones and material in a decade of digging.
DNA Holds Clues to 500-Year-Old Royal ‘Murder’ Mystery (Pickle – 7/12/2018)
- New DNA evidence could finally solve a centuries-old ‘murder’ mystery involving an infamous English king.
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