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Two Allegedly Murdered Scientists Found in Apartment Fire
Emergency responders arrived at a structure fire in Kansas City to find the two graduate students suffering from “apparent trauma” before they were declared dead at the scene.
Two Allegedly Murdered Scientists Found in Apartment Fire
Two Allegedly Murdered Scientists Found in Apartment Fire

Emergency responders arrived at a structure fire in Kansas City to find the two graduate students suffering from “apparent trauma” before they were declared dead at the scene.

Emergency responders arrived at a structure fire in Kansas City to find the two graduate students suffering from “apparent trauma” before they were declared dead at the scene.

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Ohio State Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Secret China Ties
Lisa Winter | May 17, 2021 | 2 min read
Rheumatologist Song Guo Zheng pleaded guilty in November to delivering US-funded research to China.
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Hackers Bring Dutch Research Funding Agency to Standstill
Asher Jones | Mar 8, 2021 | 2 min read
After refusing to pay the ransom demanded by those behind a cyberattack, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has been out of action since February 8.
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
Nicoletta Lanese | Nov 1, 2019 | 5 min read
MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
Ashley Yeager | Oct 3, 2019 | 2 min read
The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.
Chinese-American Scientist Societies Fear Racial Profiling
Ruth Williams | Mar 21, 2019 | 5 min read
Scientists argue that anti-Chinese political rhetoric and policies could harm US research.
Technique to Track Golden State Killer Suspect Could Find You Too
Ashley Yeager | Oct 11, 2018 | 2 min read
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
Ashley Yeager | Apr 27, 2018 | 2 min read
DNA from a relative of the suspect submitted to the site GEDmatch gave investigators just enough information to identify him, but the process raises privacy concerns.
UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018 | 4 min read
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
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 24, 2017 | 5 min read
A Northwestern University plague researcher has been charged with a brutal murder. Here’s what we know about him.
Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder
Jef Akst | Aug 3, 2017 | 1 min read
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
Kerry Grens | May 25, 2017 | 2 min read
Diego Gomez was facing jail time in Colombia for posting someone else’s copyrighted thesis online.
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017 | 1 min read
The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.
Forensics 2.0
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2017 | 10+ min read
Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.
Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science
Bob Grant | Dec 31, 2016 | 1 min read
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.
Researcher Fired for Misconduct Shoots Former Boss
Bob Grant | Aug 30, 2016 | 2 min read
A former Mount Sinai School of Medicine faculty member shot the institution’s dean, The New York Times reports. 
Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom
Andreas Kuersten | Nov 23, 2015 | 5 min read
Advances in neuroimaging have improved our understanding of the brain, but the resulting data do little to help judges and juries determine criminal culpability.
Police Sketches Via DNA
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015 | 1 min read
For assistance in solving crimes, a company has developed a service that will construct a face based on a genetic sample.
Anti-Vax Doctor Found Dead
Bob Grant | Jun 30, 2015 | 2 min read
Police are calling the death of James Bradstreet, a physician who claimed vaccines cause autism and offered autism cures to patients, an apparent suicide.
Microbes Could Help Solve Sex Crimes
Kerry Grens | Dec 17, 2014 | 1 min read
Microbial species found in pubic hair samples could help track down criminals.
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