Latest News for: Dna forensic science


Murder of Pamela Milam by Jeffrey Hand examined by On The Case With Paula Zahn

m&c 19 Sep 2021
The case lay unsolved for a horrific 47 years before scientific advances in DNA forensic science led the police to Jeffrey Hand ... And in 2001, the police were able to build a DNA profile of the killer from Pamela’s blouse and fingerprints from her glasses and car door.

‘Age, sex, height, injuries and illness: It is possible to map a person’s entire biological history through the bones’

Irish Independent 18 Sep 2021
... extract a DNA sample ... It is also the latest case where it is hoped that both time and advancements in forensic science could help solve Ireland’s many unidentified persons cases ... “After the body was exhumed, a DNA profile was created by Forensic Science Ireland (FSI),” said Gapert.

Arrest made in 1996 sex assault of girl during home invasion, police say

NJ dot com 18 Sep 2021
Working with the State Police Office of Forensic Sciences, investigators obtained “a more robust DNA sample for the suspect” and on July 26 sent DNA to the private company for analysis, State Police said in a statement.

Q&A: Why did gardaí exhume the remains of ‘Baby John’?

The Irish Times 16 Sep 2021
As long as the body has not been exposed directly to the air, it is relatively “trivial” to obtain usable DNA from human remains for many years after they are buried, according to Dr Tom Moore, a forensic science lecturer in UCC ... The exhumation was done on the advice of Forensic ...

Karnataka’s new bill seeks to collect samples of prisoners for surveillance

Hindustan Times 16 Sep 2021
DNA was a nascent kind of forensic science and it has been established and in Karnataka also we have a DNA centre and it is a very important forensic tool,” Ramesh said ... just 30-40 DNA experts in 15-18 forensic labs who conduct less than 3000 tests per year, the report said.

Gardaí urge mother of baby killed in Kerry 37 years ago to come forward

The Irish Times 16 Sep 2021
They are also asking people to volunteer DNA samples for analysis as they seek to trace the infant’s relatives ... Det Chief Supt Walter O’Sullivan told a press briefing in January 2018 that Forensic Science Ireland had been able to build a full DNA profile for Baby John from a blood sample taken at postmortem in April 1984.

20 years later, 9/11 still 'like yesterday' for those affected in Cayuga County area

Auburnpub dot com 11 Sep 2021
David Wilcox ... Windows shook ... 11, 2001 ... Valdina did so through forensic dentistry, a field he had studied but never practiced in real life ... He and hundreds from across the country worked 12-hour shifts, identifying victims of the attacks through X-rays, DNA, fingerprints and other forms of forensic science, as well as dental remains, in Valdina's case ... .

20 Years Later, New Forensic Technology Detected 2 More 9/11 Victims

Interesting Engineering 09 Sep 2021
Morgan's remains were recovered in 2001, while the unidentified man’s remains were recovered in 2001, 2002, and 2006, and scientists were able to put a name to the remains using new forensic technology and improvements in DNA science ... complex forensic investigation in U.S.

Thousands of DNA specimens in sexual violence cases not processed

Independent online (SA) 09 Sep 2021
Cape Town - More than 36 000 sexual offence cases are allegedly outstanding in the Western Cape due to the backlog of DNA specimens not being processed at SAPS Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). That was revealed during the DA's digital press conference on the DNA backlog related to gender-based violence (GBV) cases at the FSL in Cape Town.

DNA left behind without a touch

Phys Dot Org 07 Sep 2021
Duncan Taylor from Flinders University's College of Science and Engineering and Forensic Science SA say that advancements in forensic science have seen DNA profiles able to be generated from very limited samples ... Taylor is published in the journal Forensic Science International.

Two 9/11 victims identified nearly 20 years later

Sandhills Express 07 Sep 2021
The medical examiner’s office said the effort to identify the victims is “the largest and most complex forensic investigation in the history of the United States.” The office heralded advances in DNA science, which it said “promises to result in more new identifications.”.

N$36m Per Year Needed for DNA Testing

All Africa 04 Sep 2021
Ludik was speaking at the National Forensic Science Institute of Namibia (NSFI) where the ...

Using DNA to search for the true origins of imported honey

Phys Dot Org 01 Sep 2021
S&T invested in cutting-edge forensic science that can improve the speed and efficiency in verifying the country of origin of commercially available honey and its path to the supermarket shelves—specifically, S&T has been looking at how the unique makeups of products coming to the U.S.

Mum of murdered IRA victim Paul Quinn hopeful of justice after intervention of Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

Belfast Telegraph 01 Sep 2021
The Quinns have been given fresh hope as new DNA techniques are being used to re-examine old exhibits in the investigation, and a dedicated scientist from Forensic Science Ireland is now working on the case. Around 200 exhibits seized in Co Monaghan are being re-examined for traces of DNA, including clothing from some of the suspects and a vehicle ... .

Ex-FBI Official Charged With Padding Time Sheets by Nearly 900 Hours

NBCBayArea 01 Sep 2021
A former section chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is facing a federal criminal charge.     ...     ... U.S. & World ... Behun's managerial expertise has allowed criminal justice agencies throughout the country to share forensic science and DNA information with ease, aiding more than 2,000 criminal investigations.” ...  . .