Daily Archives: April 8, 2016

Case is first before N.C. appellate courts involving ‘touch DNA’

Touch DNAWhen Mark Carver’s case went before North Carolina’s appellate courts, legal scholars hoped the judges would rule on the credibility of “touch DNA.” His was the first appellate case involving the technique.
But neither court ruled on that issue.

Genetic Scientists Complete First Analysis of Neanderthal Y Chromosome

Reconstruction of the NeanderthalNeanderthal Y-chromosome genes disappeared from the genome of modern humans long ago, suggests a new study published this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Microbial DNA

Microbial DNAA new method of forensic identification, based on the bacteria that populate a person’s skin, has the potential to bolster cases where conventional DNA and other more traditional forms of identification cannot be obtained.