Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

More than $100K needed for test to ID identical twin rapist

twin dnaGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say a cutting-edge DNA test could identify which identical twin was the stranger who raped a student 16 years ago in downtown Grand Rapids, but sticker shock is delaying justice.

July 28-29: Forensic Science Training for Laboratory Counsel

dna_justiceIn this two-day program, July 28-29, offered by West Virginia University with support from NIJ, laboratory counsel will learn the basic precepts of forensic science and how to effectively apply this information for trial.

Oral Abstracts Are Due June 12

ISHI Banner 2015Time is running out to present a talk at the 26th International Symposium on Human Identification. Abstracts are being accepted for oral presentations during the general session for both scientific and interesting case talks. The deadline for oral presentation submissions is June 12.
Abstracts for oral presentations will be reviewed by the ISHI program committee and selected based on:
– Novelty
– Community Interest
– Scientific Merit
Authors will be notified by July 6 if their abstract is accepted for presentation. Abstracts not selected for an oral presentation will be considered for a poster presentation.
Abstracts for poster presentations are due August 1. All abstracts (for both oral presentations and posters) will be included in the online proceedings published after the symposium.
All abstracts must be submitted through the online portal following the listed guidelines.

Learn more about ISHI 26, submit an abstract or register to attend at: www.ishinews.com

Dammam Mosque Heroes: DNA Sampling Taken up to Identify Remains of Youths who Saved Lives

old DNAThe Saudi government has finally taken the help of forensic experts to identify the remains of two youths who averted a major terror attack by Isis at a Shia mosque in Dammam last Friday