Category Archives: DNA profiling

Forensics: NYPD to use non-peer viewed nor tested DNA test data to create ‘virtual mugshots’

Whatta load of junk. Cops continue to use back-room “forensic” methods for judges to admit and prosecutors to use in criminal courts. Trash forensic science. Snapshot” phenotyping analyzes the genetic content of DNA — like a person’s skin tone, eye … Continue reading

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Forensics: “Yeoman”Testing of rape kits from Southwest Missouri produces first DNA ‘hits’

Huh? The Missouri attorney general’s office has received its first DNA “hits” through the testing of previously untested rape kits, part of an ongoing initiative to clear the state’s backlog. — Read on http://www.joplinglobe.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: The controversial company using DNA to sketch the faces of criminals

Typical situation. Privacy vs police. Parabon Nanolabs shot to fame using DNA and genealogy analysis to solve cold cases. Then it had to change tack. — Read on http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02545-5

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Forensics: Bitemarks, hair matching, snitches and junk opinions. Robert Duboise’s case merits new commitment to justice in Florida

The most recent case of innocence has much in common with other wrongful convictions, including flawed forensic science and lying jailhouse “snitches.” — Read on http://www.staugustine.com/story/opinion/2020/09/02/robert-duboises-case-merits-new-commitment-justice-florida/5693919002/

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Forensics: How not to exaggerate DNA Likelihood ratios for lawyers.

It all starts with lawyers and judges learning some science. Good luck with that. Someone says “knowledge is not understanding.” This piece desxribes the didference. By Raymond ValerioChief of the Forensic Science Unit, Bronx County (New York) District Attorney’s Office … Continue reading

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Forensics: Locards paradigm rebuffed. Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact

Fibers transfer without contact. LCN (low cell number) DNA needs similar studies. Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact — Read on phys.org/news/2020-08-forensic-textile-fibres-absence-contact.html

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Forensics: read every word. DNA mixtures – Do you understand them? | Forensic Context

A simple introduction to DNA mixtures in forensic science, what are they, why they occur and the issues with assessing their evidential value. — Read on http://www.forensiccontext.com/dna-mixtures-do-you-understand-them/

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Forensics: A comparison of proteomic, genomic, and osteological methods of archaeological sex estimation

Very obvious as to who wins this contest. Bones at the bottom. Sex estimation of skeletons is fundamental to many archaeological studies. Currently, three approaches are available to estimate sex–osteology, genomics, or proteomics, but little is known about the relative … Continue reading

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Forensics: Pro prosecution NYPD DNA Database Continues to Grow, Legal Aid Society Says

Despite the NYPD’s promise to reduce its DNA database, it has grown, the Legal Aid Society says. — Read on http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/07/02/nypd-dna-database-continues-to-grow-legal-aid-society-says

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Forensics: San Jose man not guilty in death-penalty child killing case

Its all about DNA mixture software interpretation. Sound familiar? San Jose man not guilty in death-penalty child killing case — Read on http://www.mercurynews.com/2020/06/19/death-penalty-case-jury-finds-san-jose-man-not-guilty-in-2016-child-killing/amp/

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