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UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2018

Scientists in the U.K., in collaboration with members of the judiciary, have launched the first in a series of explanatory documents designed to help integrate science into the courtroom.

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Point of Order

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

Watch Niamh Nic Daéid’s TedX talk about forensic evidence in the courtroom.

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Gene Activity Could Give Clues to Time of Death

By Ashley Yeager | February 13, 2018

RNA-sequencing data reveal that specific tissues have distinct changes in gene expression after an individual has passed away.

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A genetic library for African rhinoceros populations has helped match illegally trafficked products to individual poached animals in more than 120 criminal cases. 

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Two Genetic Forensics Techniques Draw Fire

By Shawna Williams | September 12, 2017

Defense attorneys allege New York City used “unreliable” methods on DNA evidence in thousands of cases.

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Anthropologists make use of forensic science to delve into historical mysteries.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2017

March for Science, Trumping the EPA, the French election, and more

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Forensics Left in Lurch by Sessions

By Bob Grant | April 11, 2017

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is terminating a commission in which independent researchers and federal agencies seek to improve forensic science standards.

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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 Bob Grant | 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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