News tagged with dna forensics

Fascist sperm busts DNA frontier

Forensic experts in Italy said Thursday they had reconstructed the DNA of a national war hero and poet by analysing semen he left on a handkerchief given to a lover 100 years ago.

dateMar 12, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Microbial 'signature' for sexual crimes

Bacterial communities living on an individual's pubic hairs could be used as a microbial 'signature' to trace their involvement in sexual assault cases, according to a study published in the open access journal Investigative ...

dateDec 15, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Scientist exposes new world of forensic analysis

Over the past 20 years DNA evidence has become the foundation upon which forensic investigation is built. The identification of traces of blood, saliva and other bodily fluids places a suspect directly at the site of a crime, ...

dateAug 15, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Team studies DNA preservation in mass disasters

To help identify victims after mass disasters, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, terrorist attacks, wars or acts of genocide, researchers at Sam Houston State University will investigate new techniques to preserve tissue samples ...

dateSep 18, 2013 in Biotechnology
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iPhone 5S fingerprint scanning: Thumbs up or down?

Technology to acquire and use biometric data such as fingerprints has been around for several decades and has made its way from forensic investigation to laptop computers – and now, with this week's introduction of iPhone ...

dateSep 13, 2013 in Other
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