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UBC scientists find new way to extract diluted and contaminated DNA
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a new way to extract DNA and RNA from small or heavily contaminated samples that could help forensic investigators and molecular biologists get to "the truth." View News Article (2009-08-11)

What did our ancestors look like?
A new method of establishing hair and eye colour from modern forensic samples can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Investigative Genetics. View News Article (2013-01-14)

Dartmouth Professor finds that iconic Oswald photo was not faked
Dartmouth Computer Scientist Hany Farid has new evidence regarding a photograph of accused John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Farid, a pioneer in the field of digital forensics, digitally analyzed an iconic image of Oswald pictured in a backyard setting holding a rifle in one hand and Marxist newspapers in the other. View News Article (2009-11-06)

Crime scene measurements can be taken from a single image
Two researchers from the University of Salamanca have developed a procedure to enable forensic police to extract metric data from crime scenes using just a single photograph. View News Article (2009-12-02)

Stuck on you: Research shows fingerprint accuracy stays the same over time
Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. View News Article (2015-06-30)

Forensic Biologist Discovers New Fly Species in Indiana
The local discovery of a species of fly not native to the Midwest could have significant implications on forensic investigations involving decomposing remains, according to a forensic biology researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). View News Article (2013-07-03)

Genetic Studies at University of Leicester Advance DNA Profiling and Research Into Child Abuse
PhD student Eleanor Graham presented a paper on the "Determination of the distribution of DNA to the faces of children aged 0-5 years due to normal day-to-day interaction between the child and the carers." Her fellow Leicester authors were Vicky Bowyer, also a PhD Student and Professor Guy Rutty, with Sabine Maguire and Beverley Ellaway from Cardiff University. View News Article (2005-05-11)

The teeth of cadavers reveal their identity
Researchers from the University of Granada have shown that a person's dental patterns can be used as proof of their identity with the same degree of reliability as DNA testing, the method that forensic police use to reveal the identity of dead bodies. The researchers came to their conclusion after analyzing the dental patterns of more than 3,000 people. View News Article (2010-06-30)

Media invitation: Nuclear test ban spurs research into UK`s rocky foundations
The vital role UK earth scientist play in monitoring the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and how their research is leading to a greater understanding of what the Earth is like under the British Isles, is the subject of a two-day meeting in London on the 7th and 8th of February. Sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Geophysical Association, the international... View News Article (2002-02-03)

New ink sampling technique taking a bite of out time
Researchers at the Midwest Forensics Resource Center at Iowa State University are building a library of ink profiles to help forensic scientists identify inks on fraudulent documents and other evidence. View News Article (2007-07-18)

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