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DNA Phenotyping: Revealing the Faces of Killers

What if DNA found at a crime scene could reveal the face of a killer? We’re very nearly there, and getting closer ever day thanks to the technology behind DNA Phenotyping. What is DNA Phenotyping? Our DNA contains our unique genetic code; it’s the blueprint our bodies are built from. This includes genetic instructions for […]

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The Highest Paying Forensic Science Jobs

Forensic Science is a broad category, with salaries ranging from around $50,000 per year to over $200,000 per year depending on your level of education and your employer. Here are the top five highest-paying forensic science jobs as well as the amount of education required to get them. #5: Forensic Accounting (also known as Forensic […]

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Familial Searching: The Next Frontier for DNA Convictions

  DNA has long been held as the gold standard of evidence, and it has led to countless convictions as well as many notable exonerations. As our technology continues to improve, so too does our ability to use DNA to solve cases. Familial DNA searches are the next frontier in evidence, and while a precise […]

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Baby Doe: New Technology May Aid Identification of Child Victims

There are many areas of forensics which are disturbing – grisly even. None more so than being faced with identifying the body of a child. As of 2015, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children had logged 460,699 records of missing children and had assisted with over 700 cases in which they attempted to […]

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The Forensic Black List: Infamous Forensic Science Screw-Ups

Every day forensic scientists around the world do their best to further the cause of justice; processing evidence, narrowing the suspect list, and identifying victims. With all the the technology available to us it’s easy to forget that despite our best efforts forensic science is actually part science, part art, and the results of lab […]

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Double Loop Podcast interviews Christophe Champod on Fingerprint Statistics

Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg are joined for another episode discussing statistics and probabilities by Professor Christophe Champod from the University of Lausanne. Christophe takes us on a history of his work on fingerprint statistics, his past, current, and future research projects, his hope for the future of statistics in fingerprint comparisons, and how the […]

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