Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

Oral Abstracts Deadline is June 11

Time is running out to submit your abstract proposal for ISHI. Oral abstracts, including “Interesting Cases,” are due June 11. Poster abstracts are due July 16. Visit the ISHI website to learn more, submit a proposal or register for the symposium.

Africa: Italian Murder Case Wins the 2017 DNA Database Hit of the Year Award

Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs (GTH-GA) has awarded the inaugural DNA Database Hit of the Year award to the Italian Carabinieri and Polizia di Stato for its dedicated work on the Yara Gambirasio murder case. The winning case was selected from 50 cases submitted by 15 countries, and was chosen by a panel of seven international judges with career backgrounds in forensic DNA. The award was announced during the annual Human Identification Solutions (HIDS) Conference held in Vienna, Austria.

Mary Rose ship crew ‘to be identified using DNA’

Scientists examining human remains from Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose are hoping to reconstruct skeletons of some of its crew using DNA.
Previous attempts to reform the bodies were based on “physical matching”, including bone size, and not DNA.
It is hoped more faces of some crew members can then be recreated.
The University of Portsmouth research will also enable scientists to learn more about their heights, ages and where they came from.