Daily Archives: June 17, 2012

Forensic Firsts


The phrase “DNA evidence” is so common in real-life cases and on police procedurals these days that it’s easy to forget how relatively new it is to the lexicon. The premiere of “Forensic Firsts,” Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel, takes us back to that eureka moment in the 1980s when genetic science met police work.

CSI Tasmania

DOWN a quiet backstreet in the Hobart suburb of New Town lies a nondescript series of buildings that are home to some of the best and brightest scientific minds in the country.