Mehul B. Anjaria discussed genetic genealogy and the Bear Brook murders case.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fbi-notifies-crime-labs-of-errors-used-in-dna-match-calculations-since-1999/2015/05/29/f04234fc-0591-11e5-8bda-c7b4e9a8f7ac_story.html It will be interesting to see how this shakes out. “In a bulletin sent to crime labs, the FBI said the problem stemmed from “clerical mistakes in transcriptions of the genotypes and to limitations of the old technology and software.” I am not sure that the public will ever have access to this bulletin, […]
While reading articles on the DNA results in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case I soon realized that a lot of detail must have been released about the test results. After a quick internet search I was somewhat shocked to discover that official DNA reports and even some laboratory notes are available online: http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/news/documents/2012/09/19/case_part_5_Gorgone_FDLE_complete_report_7_26_12_.pdf […]
This Chicago Tribune article speaks for itself. I can’t think of a better illustration of why forensic DNA consultants are important for the defense! Weak DNA evidence could undermine justice, experts say – chicagotribune
Closing arguments are now underway in the Amanda Knox appeals trial. In late July I posted a blog entry about the first part of the Conti-Vecchiotti report. At the site, http://knoxdnareport.wordpress.com, a completed translation of this report is now offered. Bra Clasps This item of evidence was given the designation ‘165B’/sample ID code 48896 and […]
The historic news of the death of Osama Bin Laden has once again thrust DNA science into the forefront of the media. Identification of Bin Laden through DNA is as high profile as it gets for the science. The World, and not just a twelve-member jury pool, must be assured that the identification is correct. […]
DNA suitable for the most common variety of forensic testing is found within cells in the human body. The human body is rich with cellular material as there are trillions of cells that make up the human anatomy. Most of our body parts contain cells with nuclei. It is within the nucleus of the cell […]