Daily Archives: September 7, 2016

Pollen genetics can help with forensic investigations

pollenImagine you’re a detective working on a murder case. You have a body, but you believe it was moved from another location. Now what? There’s one unexpected tool you might use to follow up on this suspicion: forensic palynology. That’s the application of palynology – the study of pollen – to crime investigation.

Finally-Rwanda moves closer to having DNA database

Crime tapeFrom bank fraud to cyber-crime, drug trafficking to terrorism, murder for passion or money to wildlife poaching and smuggling, criminals are increasingly using modern science and Rwanda national Police has decided to acquire cutting edge skills and equipment to match so as to stay ahead of the game.

DNA Unit celebrates 10-year anniversary

angela-tanzillo-swartzThe DNA Unit of the Cayman Islands Forensic Science Laboratory, a not-for-profit, multi-functional, advanced laboratory operated by the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) celebrates its tenth anniversary.