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!
NIST Seeks Input on OSAC 2.0 (Forensic Magazine – 8/25/2017)
Break in Las Vegas Cold Case Leaves Detectives and Family Hopeful (KVVU – 9/1/2017)
There’s been a major break in a cold case that’s left friends and family grieving and wondering for nearly 13 years. Someone strangled 26-year-old Theresa Insana in 2004. Now, thanks to new technology, detectives may know what her new killer looks like.
DNA Testing Kits, TV Help Make Genealogy a Hot Hobby (Chicago Tribune – 9/1/2017)
Meet the Forensics Queen Debunking ‘NCIS’, ‘Silent Witness’ (CNet – 9/1/2017)
Searching DNA: Identifying the Disappeared in Columbia (Aljazeera – 9/2/2017)
Identifying Missing Soldiers: DNA Analysis in Asia (Forensic Magazine – 9/1/2017)
New DNA Swab to Combat Sexual Violence in War Zones (Forensic Magazine – 9/5/2017)
FBI and NamUs Partnership IDs Victims, Killers, Unknown Nationwide (Forensic Magazine – 9/5/2017)
Chinese Map App Leads Parents, Lost Children to DNA Collection Points (Xinhua Net – 9/5/2017)
NYPD Using New DNA Test to Identify Dismembered Man (FOX News – 9/6/2017)
Police to Use Families’ DNA to Help Trace Over 730 Missing People (Express – 9/6/2017)
Reasonable Uncertainty: The Limits and Expectations of an Expert’s Testimony (Forensic Magazine – 9/6/2017)
How Forest Forensics Could Prevent the Theft of Ancient Trees (Smithsonian – 9/6/2017)
Does the UK Need a Human ‘Body Farm’? (BBC News – 9/7/2017)
Bosnian Forensics Experts Search Ravine for Victims of 90s War (Reuters – 9/7/2017)
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