Daily Archives: September 10, 2019

Head of Public Security Department signs contract for ‘safe kits’ analysis

Use translation tool in Chrome or web browser. The Secretary of the Department of Public Security (DSP), Elmer Román González , signed on Friday in the state of Virginia the contract with Bode Cellmark Forensics , Inc, which will be the laboratory that will analyze the safe kits pending evaluation in the Bureau of Forensic Sciences .
“With the signing of this contract, we will finally have answers for hundreds of people and families who have waited for years to be certain about a painful personal tragedy. Likewise, we will have the possibility of prosecuting those responsible for the commission of these sexual crimes. This is fundamental in the process, not only of doing justice in terms of law and order, but also of giving peace and allowing closing personal and emotional chapters, ”explained the secretary of the DSP in written communication.

This Startup Wants to Stash Your DNA on the Moon

Paying US $99 for a trip to the moon sounds like quite the bargain. But before you sign up, be aware that it’s likely to be a one-way trip, without life support, water, or even air. In fact, you can leave your whole body at home, because the passengers will be strictly molecular.

Annual URI Forensic Science Series goes inside the mind of a killer

KINGSTON , R.I (WLNE) – The University of Rhode Island will be hosting it’s 21st annual Forensic Science Series starting on September 13th and ending on December 6th.
A few topics being discussed during these seminars will be digital forensics, cybersecurity, autopsies, criminal profiling, and DNA.
The annual series brings leaders in the field of forensic science to the campus and students, faculty, and the public the opportunity to learn about the science that goes into solving a crime.

Forensic Proteomics, a New Tool for Crime Labs and Anthropology

DNA evidence has revolutionized forensic science in the past few years, cracking open cold cases and bringing both convictions and exonerations. The same techniques help archaeologists and anthropologists studying remains from ancient peoples or human ancestors.
But DNA is a relatively fragile molecule that breaks down easily. That’s where proteomics, the new science of analyzing proteins, comes in. By reading the sequence of amino acids from fragments of protein, scientists can work backwards to infer the sequence of DNA that produced the protein.