Local DNA Index System, when used to its full effect, gives local law enforcement and forensic science a valuable means to exploit the intended potential of CODIS
You can’t look at the advent of next generation DNA sequencing, the speed at which the technology is advancing, and the rate at which the cost is dropping and—with any intellectual honesty—suggest that the forensic use of DNA is going to continue with blinders to anything phenotypic.
The value of social science–forensic science partnerships
The progression from Sanger-type sequencing (STS) to next generation sequencing (NGS) will further advance the regenerative sciences, personalized medicine, and forensics.
While touch DNA has become a much requested and successful test for DNA laboratories to perform, we must remember its limitations and be aware of the factors which may affect the results.
Today, reuniting surviving family members with their loved ones is supported not only by a number of human rights agencies and non-governmental organizations, but also by a small-but-growing group of committed genetic and forensic scientists.
Forensic analysis of DNA from hair samples is commonly used for identification, however, it is in many ways the most overestimated and misrepresented DNA sample.
Efforts focusing on the protection and exoneration of the innocent through DNA technology in two countries may help bring about safer and more just societies.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Biology Unit (PBSO FBU) has taken a proactive approach to DNA testing the voluminous amount of property crime evidence submitted by Palm Beach County law enforcement agencies.
Phylogenetic analysis—sometimes given the misnomer “HIV fingerprinting”—has been used repeatedly in world courts to try cases of deliberate HIV transmission.
Global DNA databasing trends are driving the need for cross-border data exchange, international loci-standardization, and efficient new technologies positioned to take DNA databases to a whole new level.
On July 30th of this year, the constitutional question of arrestee DNA testing came a lot closer to getting resolved. It appears that King may well be the case upon which the Court determines whether law enforcement can take a biological sample from an individual arrested for, but not yet convicted of a crime.
Every now and then it seems that there are markers in the historical timeline of our continuing efforts to drive the utilization of DNA technology toward its ultimate capacity to solve and ultimately prevent crime.
New methods are emerging which allow investigators to analyze crime scene DNA in order to accurately describe key physical traits of the source of the genetic material.
How can an analyst translate uncertain DNA data into understandable testimony for a non-expert jury?
This article is intended to update the reader on the latest touch and transfer DNA research and attempts to answer some of the most common questions that are asked regarding the topic.
Through a local DNA database, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, has begun to leverage DNA in every possible case and has created a truly investigative tool.
Banishing backlogs and budget cuts with “Foresight”
Reliable computer interpretation can address the scientific need for thorough, objective, and informative analysis of DNA evidence.
DNA-Prokids provides an example that we possess the technology, the resources, and most importantly, the will to fight back hard against the some of the worst nature and human nature has to offer.
Seven years ago, the decision was made to include in a DNA database those individuals identified as being in the United States illegally. A brilliant idea for several reasons.
R-DNA testing, when fully implemented and integrated into CODIS, will be the most transformational event in the use of forensic DNA since the advent of PCR.
The Full-Scale Implementation of Automation in a Small Casework Laboratory
Establishing the Life Technologies Center for Forensic Excellence
It’s more than a little ironic that the week before the DNA of Ted Bundy, one of America’s most notorious serial killers, is entered into a DNA database, the First Appellate Court in California has ruled its arrestee database to be unconstitutional.