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Researchers from Florida International University investigate if they can use SERS to rapidly detect synthetic cannabinoids in oral fluid. Continue reading Can SERS Be Used to Quickly Detect Synthetic Cannabinoids in Oral Fluid?
Dutch forensic scientists use mathematical modeling and fingerprint location to tell whether someone is an unwitting victim or sinister perpetrator. Continue reading How fingermark location and algorithms are changing forensic document examination
Currently, we can only use hair to identify people through the much-admired DNA. But scientists are now researching how a major component of hair may also be unique enough for identification. Continue reading Move Over DNA – Scientists May Identify People From Their Hair Proteins
To make invisible fingermarks, well, visible, forensic scientists use chemical compounds like superglue. But what if instead we could make them glow – using quantum dot technology? Continue reading Quantum dots shine new light on latent fingermarks
Researchers from Florida International University develop a method that can help analyze new drugs. Continue reading A New Method for Identifying Novel Psychoactive Substances
Meet Jalissa, William, Niara and Catherine – exceptional academics, writers and budding forensic scientists. Continue reading Meet our seniors authors for National Forensic Science Week!
Technology in 3D-printing has advanced to allow for the printing of firearms and firearm parts. A group at the University of Mississippi are investigating the potential evidence the plastics from these guns may leave behind and how they can be identified. Continue reading Can forensic science keep up with homemade weapons?
In the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office implemented a new system to identify the victims of the wildfire: Rapid DNA technology. Continue reading Quickly Now! Using Rapid DNA Testing to Identify Wildfire Victims
Bed bugs invade homes to engorge themselves on our blood. Can forensic scientists crack open these pesky critters and trace back to who they recently feasted upon? Continue reading Fact or Fiction: Extracting human DNA evidence from bed bugs
Biotechnologists take a step forward in forensic DNA phenotyping with the prediction of freckles. Continue reading Freckle On: Predicting Freckles from DNA