The lab has come under serious fire since 2009, when testimony by one analyst at an innocence hearing spurred an independent review that came to the conclusion that analysts had frequently misstated or falsely reported on blood evidence over a 16-year period that ended in 2003.
The states of Guerrero and Veracruz have the highest murder rates in the country, the figures show. Guerrero’s internationally famous resort beach, Acapulco, has the highest homicide rate in the world at 107 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Multiple "ops" have been launched in an attempt to crowdsource efforts to disrupt ISIS social media and even hack its members. But there has also been a rash of accusations between those associated with different operations, and it's not clear that any of them are achieving anything other than drawing attention to Anonymous again
Blood was left behind in a woman’s Renton apartment during an alleged sexual attack in November 2007. Nearly eight years later, a suspect was found thanks to a DNA match with semen left on a woman’s clothing in a separate incident involving the same suspect.
Parts of a human skull and jaw bone were found outside Baldwin Hall on the University of Georgia, by a member of a work crew that is renovating the classroom building.
In the wake of last Friday's attacks in Paris, France is bringing in new legislation extending the country's temporary state of emergency to three months, and granting the authorities new powers to carry out searches of seized devices, and to block websites.
A man set free more than 30 years ago after being arrested in the murder of a 19-year-old woman has been arrested again, after investigators this time connected him to the crime with DNA evidence.
Defense attorneys have tried but failed to get access to the source code of the program, called TrueAllele. They say they can’t determine whether the software is erroneously linking their clients to crimes if they are unable to review the instructions the program gives the computer.
While social media has largely helped ISIS recruit new members, the group’s online activity might now be used to try to take them down.
Environmental DNA is letting scientists find species faster and more accurately than ever. And it might even point to species no one has yet recorded seeing.
Samples collected on arrest are checked against DNA evidence in open investigations — such as those collected from break-and-enter or sexual assault crime scenes — to see if that particular arrestee is implicated in unsolved cases.
The question seemed settled last month after President Obama decided not to push legislation requiring American technology companies - notably Apple, Google and Facebook - to roll back smartphone encryption schemes. But the terrorist attacks in Paris may have changed the politics.
Irradiation, a genome-fragmenting defense against weaponized anthrax and other bioterror agents, needn't frustrate forensic investigations that rely on whole-genome sequencing.
On June 25, the remains of a child were found in a trash bag on the shore of Boston’s Deer Island. It wasn’t clear how long she’d been dead, but there was some decomposition. Investigators estimated that the unidentified girl, “Baby Doe,” was about 4 years old. Among the clues found at the scene: pollen on the child’s pants and blanket.
In this information age, national security analysts often find themselves searching for a needle in a haystack. The available data is growing much faster than analysts' ability to observe and process it. Sometimes they can't make key connections and often they are overwhelmed struggling to use data for predictions and forensics.