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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.
Point of Order
Staff | Feb 28, 2018
Watch Niamh Nic Daéid’s TedX talk about forensic evidence in the courtroom.
Gene Activity Could Give Clues to Time of Death
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2018
RNA-sequencing data reveal that specific tissues have distinct changes in gene expression after an individual has passed away.
Rhino Forensics Used to Track Down Poachers and Traffickers
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 9, 2018
A genetic library for African rhinoceros populations has helped match illegally trafficked products to individual poached animals in more than 120 criminal cases.
Two Genetic Forensics Techniques Draw Fire
Shawna Williams | Sep 12, 2017
Defense attorneys allege New York City used “unreliable” methods on DNA evidence in thousands of cases.
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
Catherine Offord | Aug 3, 2017
Anthropologists make use of forensic science to delve into historical mysteries.
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Jun 1, 2017
March for Science, Trumping the EPA, the French election, and more
Forensics Left in Lurch by Sessions
Bob Grant | Apr 11, 2017
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is terminating a commission in which independent researchers and federal agencies seek to improve forensic science standards.
Monitoring Post-Mortem Gene Transcription in Mice and Zebrafish
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 26, 2017
Genes linked to embryonic development, stress, and cancer are increasingly transcribed into RNA after these animals die.
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.