Category Archives: DNA profiling

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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Forensics: Bravo Jose! Meet the forensic expert who uses DNA tests to trace and return lost children to families around the world

José Lorente is helping governments to return children who have been stolen through trafficking, illegally put up for adoption and worse — Read on inews.co.uk/news/world/jose-lorente-forensic-expert-dna-tests-trace-return-lost-children-families-1068953

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Forensics: Bayesian theory has limitations in forensic disciplines. NIST’s Hyer and Lund

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Forensics: “Not enough data.” NIST Publishes Review of DNA Mixture Interpretation Methods | NIST

Of course, US courts mostly allow the probabilistic interpretation of DNA mixtures such as STRmix. Typical when commercially developed methods go straight into crime labs then into the justice system which are generally unprepared to eval their foundation versus user … Continue reading

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Forensics: INTERPOL unveils new global database to identify missing persons through family DNA

Using cutting-edge technology, I-Familia can help police close cold cases and families to rebuild their lives. — Read on http://www.interpol.int/News-and-Events/News/2021/INTERPOL-unveils-new-global-database-to-identify-missing-persons-through-family-DNA

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Forensics: How Your DNA—or Someone Else’s—Can Send You to Jail

Although DNA is individual to you—a “fingerprint” of your genetic code—DNA samples don’t always tell a complete story. The DNA samples used in criminal prosecutions are generally of low quality, making them particularly complicated to analyze. They are not very … Continue reading

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Forensics: Coverup penalties. National forensics board suspends accreditation of District’s crime lab

The DC lab has been hiding things. ANSI accreditation has teeth. All its units have been shutdown. This lab is seriously compromised. 10 years ago it was praised for its independence from police management. The lab’s DNA unit temporarily suspended … Continue reading

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Forensics: Suspect discarded his covid mask after a police interview. ‘JURY CONVICTS VIOLENT CHILD RAPIST WHOSE IDENTITY WAS DISCOVERED FROM DNA’

JURY CONVICTS VIOLENT CHILD RAPIST WHOSE IDENTITY WAS DISCOVERED FROM DNA FOUND IN A DISCARDED COVID MASK | District Attorney | Monterey County, CA — Read on http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/8108/9444

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