Mehul B. Anjaria discussed genetic genealogy and the Bear Brook murders case.
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Curiously enough, just as the O.J. Simpson trial has come back into the public’s consciousness through FX’s ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ TV series, now we have ‘bombshell’ news. Reportedly, a construction worker found a knife buried on the Rockingham property as it was being demolished by the new owners. The construction worker gave […]
Below is a guest blog by Mr. Dante Webb. I recently became acquainted with this up-and-coming forensic scientist and thought my readers might enjoy his take on the field as a ‘newbie’. A Newbie’s Perspective: The Current State of Forensics Ever since I was 12 years old it was […]
A new college grad recently sought out my advice on how to prepare for an interview with a crime lab for a DNA position. He was especially interested in learning what the current testing methods were. As I drafted my email response to him and sought out helpful links, I decided to share some of […]
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, […]
A suspect in the recent tragic DC quadruple homicide was identified through DNA left on a pizza crust. In Los Angeles, the ‘Grim Sleeper’ case received a lot of attention after DNA obtained from pizza, napkins, and utensils used by the primary suspect was matched to evidence from several crime scenes. With today’s sensitive DNA […]
This is an interesting historical DNA evidence investigation that was brought to light this week on the advent of a book release. Here are some articles along with some thoughts I shared on Al Jazeera America News. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/08/jack-the-ripper-polish-aaron-kosminski-dna DNA analysis of fourth victim’s shawl reveals Jack the Ripper was a Polish hairdresser gone mad […]