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Forensic science on trial
The key player in a movement challenging improper use of DNA testing and other elements of forensic science is the topic of a compelling cover story in this week's edition of Chemical & Engineering News. View News Article (2012-09-13)


Fast forensic test can match suspects' DNA with crime samples in 4 hours
A newly developed test could make checking DNA from people arrested for crimes with DNA samples from crime scenes stored in forensic databases almost as easy as matching fingerprints. View News Article (2010-08-05)


Forensic Experts Compile Guide on How to ID Child Abuse, Starvation
Forensic science experts from North Carolina State University are publishing a comprehensive overview of forensic research that can be used to identify child abuse and starvation. View News Article (2014-02-03)


Abertay to Train Forensic Experts of the Future
The University of Abertay Dundee is developing a forensic sciences degree that will train a new breed of graduate capable of DNA profiling, genetic testing, and analysing information essential for the success of criminal cases. The proposed course will build on many of the existing strengths within the School of Science and Engineering and bring together expertise from across the University in... View News Article (2001-02-21)


New forensic technique for analysing lipstick traces
A study by forensic scientists at the University of Kent has established a new way of identifying which brand of lipstick someone was wearing at a crime scene without removing the evidence from its bag, thereby avoiding possible contamination. View News Article (2013-08-09)


Positive influences for offenders
This is the finding presented today, Tuesday 28 September, by Linda Gast and Philip Taylor of the Midlands Probation Training Consortium, at The British Psychological Society's Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, held at Churchill College, Cambridge. View News Article (1999-09-13)


Beating the poppy seed defense: New test can distinguish heroin use from seed ingestion
Heroin is one of the most widely used illegal drugs in the world, but drug testing has long been challenged by the difficulty in separating results of illicit heroin users from those who have innocently eaten poppy seeds containing a natural opiate.  View News Article (2014-01-08)


New forensic science will identify Brazil's "disappeared"
Collaboration between forensic scientists from Sheffield and Brazil using a new DNA extraction technique has identified two homicide victims whose skeletonised bodies were found dumped in sugar cane plantations near S'£o Paulo in the late 1990s. The same technique is now to aid the task of identifying the remains of hundreds of victims of Brazil's former military governments. Dr Marco... View News Article (2002-11-19)


University to train modern Sherlock Holmes
A North-East university will soon be training detectives of the future by using innovative methods popularised through TV shows like CSI Miami and Waking the Dead. View News Article (2004-12-13)


New efforts aim to shore up forensic science -- but will they work?
Five years ago, a report on the state of forensic science by the National Academy of Sciences decried the lack of sound science in the analysis of evidence in criminal cases across the country. View News Article (2014-05-15)

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