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Genes linked to embryonic development, stress, and cancer are increasingly transcribed into RNA after these animals die.

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Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery

By | January 23, 2017

The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.

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Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science

By | January 1, 2017

Forensic scientists have been using rudimentary molecular techniques for decades. But advanced forensic anthropology technologies and methods are just now coming to the fore in some investigations.

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Forensics 2.0

By | January 1, 2017

Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.

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Genetic Test Solves Royal Mystery

By | October 1, 2016

Genetic analyses lay to rest conspiracy theories about death of Belgian King Albert I, who lost his life in a rock climbing accident more than 80 years ago.

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Did Lucy Fall to Her Death?

By | August 31, 2016

An analysis of bone fractures in the famous hominid’s fossil remains suggest that she stretched out her arms to brace for a fall before she died.

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Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics

By | July 1, 2016

Watching the decomposition of pig carcasses anchored to the seafloor is helping forensic researchers understand what to expect of human remains dumped in the ocean.

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Well-Brined Pork

By | July 1, 2016

Watch what happens when marine organisms have their way with a sunken pig carcass.

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Genes Expressed After Death

By | June 23, 2016

Understanding postmortem gene expression could help researchers improve organ transplants and time-of-death estimates, according to studies on mice and zebrafish.

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Capsule Reviews

By | May 1, 2016

Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees

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