forensics
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.
Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science
Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science
Bob Grant | Dec 31, 2016
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.
Genetic Test Solves Royal Mystery
Genetic Test Solves Royal Mystery
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2016
Genetic analyses lay to rest conspiracy theories about death of Belgian King Albert I, who lost his life in a rock climbing accident more than 80 years ago.
Did Lucy Fall to Her Death?
Did Lucy Fall to Her Death?
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 31, 2016
An analysis of bone fractures in the famous hominid’s fossil remains suggest that she stretched out her arms to brace for a fall before she died.
Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics
Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2016
Watching the decomposition of pig carcasses anchored to the seafloor is helping forensic researchers understand what to expect of human remains dumped in the ocean.
Well-Brined Pork
Well-Brined Pork
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2016
Watch what happens when marine organisms have their way with a sunken pig carcass.
Genes Expressed After Death
Genes Expressed After Death
Tanya Lewis | Jun 23, 2016
Understanding postmortem gene expression could help researchers improve organ transplants and time-of-death estimates, according to studies on mice and zebrafish.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees
Fingerprints Yield Sex Info
Fingerprints Yield Sex Info
Karen Zusi | Nov 5, 2015
The amino acids left behind in a human fingerprint can be used to determine whether an individual is male or female.
Police Sketches Via DNA
Police Sketches Via DNA
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
For assistance in solving crimes, a company has developed a service that will construct a face based on a genetic sample.