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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...

Forensic breakthrough? Study suggests humans can be identified by the proteins...

It’s hair-raising news for criminals on the run. Scientists behind a new study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, have worked out how to identify...

DNA testing by University of Canberra forensics lab to make molecular...

A Canberra forensic laboratory will be the first in Australia to test the ancestry of crime scene DNA, opening up a world of potentially...

New blood marker could help identify age of criminal from blood...

Ongoing forensic research led by University at Albany Assistant Chemistry Professor Jan Halámek and his team has revealed a simple way to estimate the...

Kuwait has become the first country to make DNA testing mandatory...

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...

Blood and teeth samples predict a criminal’s age

Forensic biomedical scientists from KU Leuven have developed a test to predict individuals’ age on the basis of blood or teeth samples. This test...

This DNA sequencer fits in the palm of your hand

A team of British and Canadian researchers has managed to successfully sequence the full genome of a living organism using a machine the size...

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations...

The FBI has notified crime labs across the country that it has discovered errors in data used by forensic scientists in thousands of cases...

Who gives up the most DNA?? Fingerprints or Palm Prints?

In today's world, fingerprints serve as one of the most fundamental and trusted means of identification. At crime scenes, specially trained crime scene examiners...

National accreditation board suspends all DNA testing at D.C. crime lab

One of the national organizations that govern DNA laboratories has ordered the District’s new crime lab to immediately suspend all DNA casework after concluding...

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