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lobSTR algorithm rolls DNA fingerprinting into 21st century

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 27, 2012) – As any crime show buff can tell you, DNA evidence identifies a victim's remains, fingers the guilty, and sets the innocent free. But in reality, the processing of forensic DNA evidence takes much longer than a 60-minute primetime slot. read more
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Researcher Identifies Genetic Defect That Leaves Some Without Fingerprints

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Like DNA, fingerprints are unique to each person or set of identical twins. That makes them a valuable identification tool for everything from crime detection to international travel. But what happens when the tips of our fingers ar... Read Post

Fast forensic test can match suspects' DNA with crime samples in four hours

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

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. With the test, police could check on whether a p... Read Post

NIST Guides Genetic Genealogy Labs Toward Improved Accuracy

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

Anyone who has watched crime dramas on TV knows that forensic scientists can use DNA "profiling" to identify people from evidence gathered at a crime scene, establish a paternity link or help free an innocent person who has been wro... Read Post


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