Category Archives: DNA profiling

Another bitemark conviction vacated due to DNA and dentist recant. 

The number of bm aided cases overturned by DNA approaching 30 in the US.

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Time Since Intercourse (TSI) 48 and 15 hours. 

Vaginal and oral sites

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Big Business takes over personal rights of clients to “Help you find your family”

Well, I guess I can forget about sending Ancestry.com my saliva sample for genealogy purposes. Here are the disclosures of where your DNA goes and what to expect when the police start asking questions.

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Genetic phenotyping described as an “identification” in Jogger Murder case.

The phenotyping part isn’t an ‘identification.’ Suspect in Mass. Jogger Killing Caught by Advanced DNA, License Plate Number Written on Detective’s Hand.   

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Closed DNA chief gets settlement to go away

http://www.kvue.com/news/investigations/defenders/dna-lab-chief-forensic-officer-being-paid-to-resign/429243987

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Turnaround times for rape kit testing are abysmal – Crime labs Forensics overloaded with drugs

Here’s a look at police crime labs around the US abilities to produce timely rape kit testing. One might infer that DNA testing of other crimes and the ‘war on drugs’ has sapped funding capabilities. I don’t hear the US … Continue reading

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Forensics: “Massive parallel” DNA meant to map twin suspects’ entire code to ID perp

This is looking for a needle in the genomic haystack in order to tell identical twins apart. Actual rape case where genomic mapping looking for chromosomal mutations playing a huge role. The commercial German lab’s methods appears to have had … Continue reading

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#Forensic News for Today: Fabricated arson evidence, door knobs, familial DNA traits

This case is horrendous. Fabricated arson evidence used against a woman later acquitted of arson gets into court after appellate court opines this rule for the lower court to follow in her lawsuit against LEO authorities. “There must be persuasive … Continue reading

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Making Sense of DNA Genetics – #AAFS2017 – Epigenetics is mentioned

This is a primer-level (being in a brochure format) look on the subject and has some gaps as far as interpretation of DNA partial profiles and mixtures but admits that, even with algorithmic software, there still is human interpretation in … Continue reading

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Another ridiculous bitemark case emerges into public view after 30+ years

The evidence: I’m assisting in two other cases attempting to eradicate junk science within criminal courts. This third case is an example of similar arguments during an adversarial hearing combining attempts to test new DNA evidence and publish research debunking … Continue reading

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