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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...

Kuwait has become the first country to make DNA testing mandatory for all residents

In a controversial move, Kuwait has passed a law making it mandatory for all its 1.3 million citizens and 2.9 million foreign residents to...

Bones discovered in Russian mine are those of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife

New DNA tests comparing the exhumed bones of Russia's tragic last tsar to known royal bloodstains have proved beyond doubt that the final Romanov...

Paris attacks: severed finger found at Bataclan theatre identifies attacker

A severed finger at the site of the Bataclan theatre reportedly led French authorities to identify the first of seven terrorists responsible for killing...

Can digital photos catch criminals in eye reflections

Because the most commonly photographed objects are faces, researchers say it could be possible to mine detailed facial images for hidden information. Human beings are...

Forensic Software to sort out ‘murky’ DNA mixes

On TV dramas like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the tiniest shreds of DNA are like magic keys, unlocking the identities of criminals with the...

People emit a ‘germ cloud’ of bacteria as unique as a fingerprint, study finds

Each of us give off millions of bacteria from our human microbiome into the air around us every day, and that cloud of bacteria...

Who Should Have Access to DNA Evidence?

Next week, the West Virginia Supreme Court will hear a case in which 30 former prosecutors from around the country have taken the unusual...

Forensic Experts Outperform Computer Algorithms On Facial Recognition Tests

The photo ID, whether a driver’s license or a passport, is the most prevalent form of "proof" around the world, so facial recognition skills are crucial...

Thai police: Suspect’s prints match those on bomb material

Thai police said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand's border with Cambodia match those found on a bottle containing...

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