Tag: "forensics" at biology news
'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death
...h multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) can aid forensics
teams in determining if a person has drowned, acco...ations," Dr. Levy said. "In the future, imaging in forensics
may be just as important as imaging in clinical medicine."...
Rapid, Low-Cost DNA Testing
... food. In fact, his new method can be used to help forensics
labs identify criminals, test ponds and pools before children swim in them, and identify harmful genetic sequences in medical research, to name only a few applications. Rothberg's innovative procedure quickly and inexpensively identifies genetic sequ...
World Trade Center identifications pushed forensic DNA technology
...hemistry and molecular biology and director of the forensics
science major program at Penn State. "As of April...ntry generally used STRs ?short tandem repeats ?in forensics
work. STRs are biological markers in nuclear DNA that are inherited from both parents and vary wide...
From a Few Wild Ancestors, a Citrus Cornucopia
...ccessions. The markers -- not unlike those used in forensics
for determining genetic identity and parentage -- helped the researchers identify specimens of unknown origin and differentiate between closely related species. Of the roughly 900 total accessions, about 400 of unknown, but probable, sexual origin w...
Microbial forensics: The next great forensic challenge
...s and challenges facing the new field of microbial forensics
will be presented at the 229th National Meeting of... decision making. Since the results of a microbial forensics
investigation could be used for either criminal prosecutions or those at the national level, we must...