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FBI Validates STRmix™ for Use on Up to Five-Person Mixtures

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has published its validation of STRmix™ for use on mixtures of up to five persons, as well as...
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Inside the Australia body farm: Where scientists and detectives go to learn about death

The barbed wire gate creaks open, beckoning us into a most unusual paddock. A few steps forward and we all stand still, staring. The first...

Your face or fingerprint could soon replace your plane ticket

Headed on a trip? You may soon be able to ditch your boarding pass in favor of your fingers or face. Delta announced, on 31st...

Forensic DNA profiling might be about to take a big leap forward. Are we...

Picture the scene. A detective is addressing her team: “The DNA test results are in. We’re looking for a white male suspect, 34–37 years old,...

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Your face or fingerprint could soon replace your plane ticket

Headed on a trip? You may soon be able to ditch your boarding pass in favor of your fingers or face. Delta announced, on 31st...
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Video: Fingerprints & Sweat Glands

Amazing time lapse footage of the secretion of sweat from the eccrine glands in the hand and how, when in contact with a surface,...

Titanium dioxide additive under review, after study finds cancer links

An additive commonly used in lollies, biscuits, chewing gum and sauces has been found to initiate the early stages of cancers in animals, according...

How New Tech Knows If a Fingerprint Is ‘Alive’

It's a classic, if gruesome, staple of Hollywood action movies. The villain, desperate to gain access to the secret government vault, tricks the biometric...

In a National First, HFSC Begins Blind Testing in DNA, Latent Prints

The Houston Forensic Science Center has expanded its blind quality control program to its Forensic Biology and Latent Print sections. This unique program allows...
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New technology identifies the ‘fingerprint’ of a bullet

In a global game changer for gun crime, Flinders University forensic scientists have for the first time matched gunshot residue with specific brands of...

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Video: How DNA brought the BTK killer down

The Smithsonian Channel series: Catching Killers have created an informative video to show when BTK started killing, using DNA evidence wasn't the norm. But 20 years later, tiny traces...
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Hair forensics could yield false positives for cocaine use

Hair analysis has become standard practice for determining whether someone has abused illicit drugs.  But some experts have questioned whether current methods to wash...

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