Category Archives: human identification

Forensics: Junk forensic otoscopy. Ear Pattern Analysis in Forensic Investigation – Legal Desire Media and Insights

The ears have it! Ear Pattern Analysis in Forensic Investigation – Legal Desire Media and Insights — Read on legaldesire.com/ear-pattern-analysis-in-forensic-investigation/

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Forensics: The basics. Just a “Touch” of DNA Gives Full Identification of Skin Cell Donor – ForensicBites

Just a “Touch” of DNA Gives Full Identification of Skin Cell Donor – ForensicBites — Read on forensicbites.org/2020/01/12/just-a-touch-of-dna-gives-full-identification-of-skin-cell-donor/amp/

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Forensics: Genetic phenotyping takes another hit. Man in sketch doesn’t look like suspect in killing of Sherry Black | KUTV

The commercial software and gene-reading developer says otherwise. What a joke. HTwenty-nine-year-old Adam Durborrow, the man arrested on suspicion of killing South Salt Lake bookstore owner Sherry Black in 2010, bears no resemblance to a suspect sketch released three years … Continue reading

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Forensics meets Anthropology: Genetic correlations in the rhesus macaque dentition

My idiot bitemarker (ex)colleagues taught me that all teeth were unique and independent from each other. Whatta joke. Genetic correlations in the rhesus macaque dentition – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248420301342

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Forensics: Rapid DNA supplanting dental IDs in cases like this. KBI identifies remains found in southeast Kansas as missing 19-y –

Our last large fatality incident in Santa Barbara used 100% DNA analyzed at a mobile onsite lab for IDs of over 30 burn victims. It is a new world for odonts. Cases w/out any leads still are mandated for dental … Continue reading

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Forensics US: Target Has a Better Forensics Lab Than Your Police Department | Rare

Target Has a Better Forensics Lab Than Your Police Department | Rare — Read on rare.us/rare-life/target-forensics-lab/amp/

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Forensics: World’s largest DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons reveals they weren’t all Scandinavian

Looks like Eric the Red may have been from New Jersey. — Read on phys.org/news/2020-09-world-largest-dna-sequencing-viking.amp

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Forensics: Looking at Bones. An Eagle’s Skull – The Anatomy Lab

Ouch. An Eagle’s Skull – The Anatomy Lab surgeonshallmuseums.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/an-eagles-skull/amp/

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Forensics: Mexico’s drug war leaves 39,000 unidentified bodies in its morgues

This is horrible. Investigation by Quinto Elemento Labs finds alarming number of people buried in common graves — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/22/mexicos-drug-war-leaves-39000-unidentified-bodies-in-its-morgues

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Forensics: As expected FP Examiners are all over the map. Examining and expanding the friction ridge value decision.

Is thus really a “science?” More like tea leaves, phrenology or astrology. Some FP folks are really concerned. Examining and expanding the friction ridge value decision – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037907382030270X

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