US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA

The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.

The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.

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Chinese-American Scientist Societies Fear Racial Profiling
Chinese-American Scientist Societies Fear Racial Profiling
Ruth Williams | Mar 21, 2019
Scientists argue that anti-Chinese political rhetoric and policies could harm US research.
Technique to Track Golden State Killer Suspect Could Find You Too
Technique to Track Golden State Killer Suspect Could Find You Too
Ashley Yeager | Oct 11, 2018
Sixty percent of Americans with European ancestry can be traced to a given DNA sample, even if they’ve never had genetic testing, scientists say.
Genealogy Website Helped Crack Golden State Killer Case
Genealogy Website Helped Crack Golden State Killer Case
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UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
Catherine Offord | Mar 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.
The Strange and Stranger Case of Wyndham Lathem
The Strange and Stranger Case of Wyndham Lathem
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 24, 2017
A Northwestern University plague researcher has been charged with a brutal murder. Here’s what we know about him.
Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder
Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder
Jef Akst | Aug 3, 2017
An arrest warrant has been issued for Wyndham Lathem of Northwestern University in connection with a stabbing death in Chicago.
Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing Case
Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing Case
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Diego Gomez was facing jail time in Colombia for posting someone else’s copyrighted thesis online.
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.
Forensics 2.0
Forensics 2.0
Bob Grant | Jan 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.