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Category Archive for : ‘Touch DNA’

DNA TRANSFER FROM PARAMEDICS

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/06/28/south-bay-paramedics-likely-brought-innocent-mans-dna-to-crime-scene/ This article and video clip describe a dramatic and disturbing scenario of DNA transfer and its effect on interpretation of DNA results.  

Touch DNA Resources

Touch DNA Resources

Questions frequently arise about touch/transfer/trace DNA.  Here I post some articles on the topic as a resource for interested individuals.  Research continues and there are constantly new studies being performed.  There are so many variables, however that in addition to consulting the literature; one has to consider some of the basics.  I’ll offer a quick […]

Touch DNA and Firearms

Touch DNA and Firearms

Excerpt from article from Harvard Crimson:  http://bit.ly/dS45iF WOBURN, Mass.—A chemical expert and a DNA analyst were called to the stand yesterday as the final witnesses in the trial of Jabrai Jordan Copney—the alleged shooter in the May 2009 slaying of Cambridge resident Justin Cosby that took place in Kirkland House. The prosecution concluded its case […]

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