The backlog of rape kits awaiting DNA analysis continues to make headlines. And the stories often focus on the numbers, especially the shockingly large volume of untested kits. But as forensics professionals, we must always stay conscious of the fact that each of those untested samples represents a person—someone who experienced a life-altering trauma. Many…Read more
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DNA forensics labs have long struggled to analyze highly compromised evidence using short tandem repeat (STR) loci. Retrotransposable element insertion polymorphisms, or INNULs, have shown promise as an alternative for these specific sample types. But INNULs analysis raised its own challenges that, until now, prevented its application as a multiplexed marker system. A new study…Read more
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A company that is developing a blood test to detect and monitor cancer won the 2015 Jefferson Economic Development Commission Challenge and close to $80,000 in cash and business services that go with the top prize. Read full article here.Read more
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