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Mehul Anjaria on All Things Crime

Mehul Anjaria on All Things Crime

Forensic DNA is, by far, the most discriminatory and scientifically sound evidence that investigators can find at a crime scene or from evidence. But even with the ability to say there is one chance in trillions that it’s NOT a certain person, forensic DNA can still be misused, misunderstood and misinterpreted. That’s where DNA experts […]

KNIFE REPORTEDLY FOUND BURIED AT O.J. SIMPSON’S ROCKINGHAM ESTATE

KNIFE REPORTEDLY FOUND BURIED AT O.J. SIMPSON’S ROCKINGHAM ESTATE

  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 […]

Knowledge for Aspiring DNA Analysts

Knowledge for Aspiring DNA Analysts

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 […]

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

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, […]

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