Tag Archives: DNA profiling

Academic experts blast back at Forensic DNA Body and Facial Reconstruction

I was wondering how long someone in the forensic arena would counteract the MSM overblown headlines declaring faces can be predicted by a commercial motivated DNA businesses. That will not stop unregulated law enforcement and the public from taking this … Continue reading

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NYC Medical Examiner strikes back to critics of her DNA lab

It is a very measured and short strike-back and is interspersed with personal and organizational pride. The ME says that the DNA methods recently criticized by the NY Times here, have also been used to exonerate the innocent. I’m beginning … Continue reading

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#IAFS Police forensic testing bodes poorly for future police control of “rapid DNA”

Police in house testing requires adherence to fundamental scientific procedures. In this case, it is about DUI (OUI) testing in Massachusetts. Police are all over advancing into police station DNA testing with “magic boxes.” “He said he compared documents provided … Continue reading

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DNA swabs during arrest not expunged and survive to skew database stats

DNA collected at arrest often not removed from crime databases for those not convicted “Once you enter the system, you can never leave……” http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/08/dna_collected_at_arrest_often_not_removed_from_crime_databases_for_those_not_convicted.html

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Cops bail on finding real perps after “their perp” gets freed from the “Country Dentist”

Nationally, the Innocence Projects have handed the police over 100 DNA profiles of ‘strong’ suspects uncovered by IP exoneration litigation. No one in the LEO industry does much about followup, according to this article. LEOs and DAs take the low … Continue reading

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Listen to how DNA analysts cheat their way to an ID from blood mixtures

For those wondering about why there is such a flap going on when crime scene blood specimens contain more than one human profile, there are similarities to bitemark analysis’ lack of bias control. ¬†Watch this: Published on Jan 12, 2015 … Continue reading

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Leading Australian state DNA analyst seems to be in a bit of a pickle

This one article ( from a large collection) about a very senior Western Australia DNA prosecutorial lab DNA scientist raises a bunch of questions on his decades long case work. Here are some key comments: State’s leading DNA expert sacked. … 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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Nazi Doctor’s bones hanging around forensic science school in Brazil

The strange outcome of Nazi Josef Mengele’s remains puts him in the middle of forensic training in South America. After WWII, and decades of being hunted by Israel, his hide-out in Brazil was discovered in the early 80’s. These 1985 … 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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