China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features

An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.

An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.

forensics
Technique Improves Use of Hair for Drug Tests
Technique Improves Use of Hair for Drug Tests
Chia-Yi Hou | May 15, 2019
Researchers develop a washing method that is better at removing drugs that have contaminated hair from the outside than existing protocols.
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Rapid DNA Analysis Steps In to Identify Remains of Wildfire Victims
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 30, 2018
Investigators have the victims’ samples in hand, but face a range of obstacles before they can finally ID them.
UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 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
Point of Order
The Scientist 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
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
Rhino Forensics Used to Track Down Poachers and Traffickers
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 8, 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
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
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
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2017
March for Science, Trumping the EPA, the French election, and more