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!
Postmortem Intervals for Skeletal Remains: DOJ-Funded Research Seeks Quantitative Method for Precise Estimates (Forensic Magazine – 11/3/2017)
Y-Chromosome Profiles a Good Lead, but Not Definitive Identifier: Study (Forensic Magazine – 11/6/2017)
Y profiles should be used in criminal investigation and in prosecutions—but need to be presented with particular caution in front of juries—according to a new study focusing on the use of the genetic profiles published in the online journal PLoS Genetics.
What Happens When You Put 500,000 People’s DNA Online (The Atlantic – 11/6/2017)
University of Tennessee Forensic Program Introduces New Bloodstain Analysis Houses (Forensic Magazine – 11/7/2017)
Using GIS to Find Hidden Graves Based on Killers’ Preferences (Forensic Magazine – 11/7/2017)
It’s Possible For One Person to Have Two Different Sets of DNA – Here’s How It Happens (Insider – 11/7/2017)
Get Real, Handling Crime Evidence Not So Perfect Like on TV (Today – 11/10/2017)
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