Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

A 14th human foot washes ashore in Canada

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say someone found a human foot inside a hiking boot along the shores of British Columbia, the 14th such discovery since 2007.
Canadian authorities say a man was walking the beach on Gabriola Island, on the west coast of the country, when he found a “disarticulated” human foot inside a boot wedged between logs last week

New tool predicts eye, hair and skin color from a DNA sample of an unidentified individual

INDIANAPOLIS – An international team, led by scientists from the School of Science at IUPUI and Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam in the Netherlands, has developed a novel tool to accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from human biological material — even a small DNA sample — left, for example, at a crime scene or obtained from archeological remains. This all-in-one pigmentation profile tool provides a physical description of the person in a way that has not previously been possible by generating all three pigment traits together using a freely available webtool.