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When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away

Three months after his bone marrow transplant, Chris Long of Reno, Nev., learned that the DNA in his blood had changed. It...

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...

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...

Amanda Knox legal fight highlights fallibility of DNA forensics

In the wake of the Amanda Knox case, a DNA expert for the defence says greater scrutiny of crime labs is needed to avoid...

Judge tosses out two types of DNA testing

A Brooklyn judge has stirred up controversy by tossing out two types of DNA proof routinely applied in criminal circumstances all through the city. Justice...

DNA review finds killer of two women in 1980s

With the help of advanced DNA testing, law enforcement officials have solved the 1983 murder of a young woman in Massachusetts and the 1987...

Vermont Supreme Court rules that DNA collection to unconstitutional

In a landmark decision, the Vermont Supreme Court has deemed a section of Vermont’s DNA collection statute to be an unconstitutional invasion of personal...

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Using the NCIC Bayesian Network to improve your AFIS searches

This National Crime Information Centre (NCIC) Bayesian network is based on the statistical data of general patterns of fingerprints on the hands...

DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes

Using fingerprint brushes across multiple crime scenes yields a high risk of DNA cross-contamination. Thankfully an Australian study has discovered a quick and easy way to safely decontaminate fingerprint brushes to prevent this contamination risk and allows the brushes to be safely reused even after multiple cleaning cycles.

Detection of latent fingerprint hidden beneath adhesive tape by optical coherence tomography

Adhesive tape is a common item which can be encountered in criminal cases involving rape, murder, kidnapping and explosives. It is often the case...

Presenting Fingerprint Comparisons in Court using Forensic Comparison Software

This video gives the fingerprint technician some ideas on how to present a Fingerprint Comparison result to the court that looks professional. To accomplish this...

New modified fingerprint chemical that fluoresces touch DNA on clothing

In sexual assault and burglary investigations, the recovery of DNA from items that have been handled by the suspect is very important....
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