forensic DNA testing

Faster Profiles

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

For Identification

DNA analysis may assist in the identification of victims of the Camp Fire in California, The Scientist reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: single-cell analysis of colorectal cancers finds genome-wide demethylation patterns, and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: open genetic genealogy databases can lead to the identification of individuals who have not sought testing, and more.

The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research.

Minor Collection

A new California bill signed into law governs how law enforcement in the state can collect DNA samples from minors, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

From Tusk to Cartel

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

The work is a step toward transitioning from PCR- and CE-based methods for STR profiling in forensics to NGS-based approaches.

Law enforcement officials have relied on genetic genealogy to make an arrest in a decade-old series of rapes, the Associated Press reports.

Face for the Suspect

Newport Beach police have turned to DNA phenotyping to generate images of a suspect in a 45-year-old murder, UPI reports.

Pages

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.