Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), one of the global leaders in Genomics Services, announces a research breakthrough in genetic discrimination between identical monozygotic twins.
Until now science has accepted the fact that monozygotic twins – also called “identical” twins from one fertilized ovum – could not be genetically discriminated. Even though there were theoretical considerations that monozygotic twins are not fully identical in their genome, no tools existed for forensic DNA fingerprinting in crime or paternity cases.
Genome ID Group LLC has established a state-of-the-art laboratory facility, known as The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis (CAFDA) at 2305 Executive Park Circle. The center is a full-service forensic genomics laboratory, offering advanced analysis of biological evidence from crime scenes. It is one of a few private laboratories in the United States that does DNA analysis, executive director Randy Nagy said.
Madison, WI- After years with no answers, investigators sometimes look to DNA testing to help solve a cold case, but experts say the testing process is very different from what television shows portray.
(PresseBox) (Martinsried, 28.11.2013) Within all areas of forensic science, there is an ongoing need for new strategies and techniques and the development of matching instrumentation.
An international team of researchers at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and Jiangnan University in China has demonstrated that light-activated nanorods can detect tiny amounts of DNA with 50x more sensitivity than current methods. The work could help with diagnosing patients, solving crimes, and identifying the origins of biological contaminants, such as a pathogen in a water supply.
Clarkson University research could give police an additional tool to use in more quickly identifying possible suspects from biological samples left at the scene of a crime.
Phoenix has developed a breakthrough technology that brings the portrayal of forensic science on popular crime shows a little closer to reality.
Genome ID Group, LLC, d/b/a, The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis TM (CAFDA) will launch its advanced forensic DNA analysis services utilizing SNP array technology and its Quantum SNP Forensic Informatics System (patent pending), developed by Dr. Kevin McElfresh, Chief Science Officer of CAFDA, at the upcoming International Symposium of Human Identification, (ISHI) in Atlanta, October 7-10, 2013. Dr. McElfresh will also Chair a workshop “Advanced Topics in Forensic Mixture Analysis: Statistics to Technology”.
…Now, an innovative marriage of art and technology offers new hope for giving names back to these individuals — but it also raises important questions around science versus interpretation…
SAN FRANCISCO – Stepping in dog poop is usually just bad luck, but for some criminals it’s a step toward the slammer.
That’s because dog feces pick up DNA-bearing epithelial cells from the colon on their way out. When those feces are found on the shoe of a suspect — one who claims not to have been anywhere near the scene of a crime where matching poop was found — a case may be cracked.