forensic DNA testing

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.

HHS may already be administering DNA testing to migrant families, but the agency has provided little information about how testing is being implemented.

Buzzfeed News reports that genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in a 1986 rape and murder case.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

After the arrest of the Golden State Killer, ethicists say the government must delineate acceptable limits for future uses of public DNA databases.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

The Virginia-based firm's genetic genealogy service for forensics played a central role in a recent arrest in a 30-year-old double homicide case.

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

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.