Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

Corn in the bones: The science behind North Korea war remains

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — When war remains arrive at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to be reunited with waiting families, there’s always a question: How do they know for sure who it is?
DPAA laboratory director John Byrd and forensic anthropologist Jennie Jin, who leads the Korea War team, walked reporters through the science behind how they will identify 55 boxes of remains returned by North Korea this summer.

GCC Forensics Exhibition & Conference – the Region’s Leading Forensics Event – Announces Agenda

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, September 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —
The Conference Agenda for the 2nd edition of the GCC Forensics Conference, organised by Clarion Events, has been released. Following the unprecedented success of the inaugural edition of the event last year, there was an overwhelming response to the Call for Abstracts and the agenda is packed full of first-rate speakers from around the world.

DNA analysis helps identify Africa’s major ivory smugglers

Researchers in the US have used DNA analysis to reveal that there are three major exporters who are illegally smuggling the largest amounts of ivory out of African ports.
The scientists genetically matched elephant tusks from large ivory seizures and then compared this data to other details including the port from where the ivory was exported.