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!
California police say DNA has helped link a 52-year-old man to eight cold cases — the rape and murder of a Fresno woman 23 years ago and the sexual assaults of seven Visalia women between 1999 and 2002.
A forensic biologist and a UTM alumna, Dr. Nicole Novroski recently joined the UTM faculty as an assistant professor. Last week, The Medium sat down with her to discuss the journey she undertook after graduating from UTM, her current research on DNA mixtures, and the advice she would give to students who are interested in pursuing a career in forensic science.
For 75 years they’ve been numbers in a graveyard — 2109 and 4512 — but on Monday the state medical examiner began the painstaking process of exhuming their bodies in hopes of solving one of the enduring mysteries of the Hartford circus fire.
At Monash University in Melbourne Australia, researchers are working with industry professionals to develop technology that will help forensic investigators to track bullet paths in shooting victims. The technology utilizes machine learning and augmented reality, it could fundamentally transform ballistics investigations in Australia and on a global scale.
As the custodian of a national law enforcement DNA database (CODIS), the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looked to by many in the law enforcement and forensic DNA communities for guidance, and its efforts often influence the global community. The emergence of FGG suggests that further discussions on privacy, genomics, and the use of genealogy by law enforcement would be beneficial.
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