Israeli DNA Technology Promises To Revolutionize ForensicsAug 03, 2012
By Adi Hashmonai
Police investigators hunting criminals tend to search for the perpetrator’s DNA sample at the crime scene, or for an eyewitness to help piece together a composite portrait.
But breakthrough research presently underway at the Tel-Hai Academic College is meant to spur a revolution in the field by combining the two methods: within a year or so, researchers say that genetic samples will be able to indicate the offender’s facial and body structures.
A fingerprint, hair, drop of saliva or blood, and even scrap of clothing that rubbed against the skin of a suspect – those items make up just a portion of the types of evidence that will help create a new type of suspect description: the DNA composite portrait.
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