Category Archives: DNA profiling

Forensics: The 2018 California Wildfires: Integration of Rapid DNA to Dramatically Accelerate Victim Identification – Gin – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Notable application of DNA. Dental IDs still have some use, but times are changing. The 2018 California Wildfires: Integration of Rapid DNA to Dramatically Accelerate Victim Identification – Gin – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library … Continue reading

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Forensics: Cook County Board Approves Rapid DNA System for Medical Examiner’s Office

90 minute processing for an ID. Old lab took 8 months. Cook County Board Approves Rapid DNA System for Medical Examiner’s Office (Cook County, IL) – The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding [Thursday] for a rapid DNA system … Continue reading

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Forensics: DNA in murder case sits in Denver crime lab for 11 months

Family asking for public help. Crime lab output delays are unacceptable. A father is making an emotional plea and putting up $25,000 of his own money to help find his son’s killer. He is also asking the Problem Solvers to … Continue reading

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Forensics: More ABFO/AAFS bitemark dentists proven wrong. Fish & Richardson Helps Free Sherwood Brown From Death Row

After more than a quarter-century on death row, a Mississippi man wrongly convicted of murdering three women walked free after DNA testing disproved his prosecutors’ case. Attorneys with Fish & Richardson PC took the lead of a pro bono team … Continue reading

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Forensics: After refusing a plea offer, Charges dropped: Georgia man cleared by DNA after decades in prison

30 years lost. Credit to his legal team including @innocence and the Weil firm. Georgia prosecutors have decided they will not retry Ron Jacobsen for raping a woman in Newton County, four years after DNA tests strongly indicated h — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Wiley Publishing Ignoring Chinese authored racial profiling. Journal Board Members Resign After Controversial Papers

“This situation is creating a shameful embarrassment that reflects poorly on all medical genetics journals and on the entire medical genetics community,” a critic of the studies wrote. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/08/04/dna-profiling-forensic-genetics-journal-resignations-china/

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Anthropology: Kleinfelters XXY Syndrome. Weapon grave of Suontaka, Hattula in Finland reveals flexible gender roles in the early Middle Ages

Weapon grave of Suontaka, Hattula in Finland reveals flexible gender roles in the early Middle Ages – The Archaeology News Network — Read on archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/weapon-grave-of-suontaka-hattula-in.html

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Forensics: Familial DNA and a suspect licking an envelope in 2018. Detective explains how DNA was obtained; week 1 of murder trial complete

The first week is complete in the double murder trial of Raymand Vannieuwenhoven. The 84-year-old man is accused of the brutal 1976 murders of two people at a Marinette County https://www.ehextra.com/news/detective-explains-how-dna-was-obtained-week-1-of-murder-trial-complete/article_45872733-fd6f-5579-8001-eac304a2e5df.html

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Forensics: Leaving trace DNA? All Cops Should Submit DNA Samples to Avoid Crime-Scene Confusion

Researchers hope the review will prod the NYPD to convince its unions to create a database of all officers to avoid possible wrongful arrests and convictions. But will New York cop unions comply? — Read on http://www.thecity.nyc/2021/7/15/22575790/all-cops-should-submit-dna-samples-to-avoid-crime-scene-confusion-federal-report

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Forensics: Trade secrets vs Crim Law. A Virginia defendant could be the first to see secret DNA software.

Prosecutors have used software to help convict thousands but have never revealed its source code. A Virginia defendant has won the right to examine it for errors. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/trueallele-software-dna-courts/2021/07/12/66d27c44-6c9d-11eb-9f80-3d7646ce1bc0_story.html

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