The agenda for plenary talks at the 22nd ISHI being held October 3-6 outside of Washington DC is now available. Highlights of the two and a half day program include updates on new and emerging technologies including instrumentation which will enable rapid testing of DNA samples with applications for both Homeland Security and crime labs. A special session of the program will also be devoted to the use of Forensic DNA Phenotyping. This technology holds the promise of eventually allowing physical characteristics such as height, hair color, skin color, eye color and more to be gleaned from a sample left at a crime scene. The scientific, legal and ethical issues of Forensic DNA Phenotyping will be debated during the conference by an international panel of experts.
The program and additional information on the upcoming International Symposium on Human Identification can be found at www.ishinews.com