Human ID and Forensics

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Young Investigator Felix Bittner on developing an MPSplex assay for missing persons identification

Our Young Investigator series allows us to acknowledge rising scientists in the forensic field. We hope that they inspire you with their story, as they are our future! Continuing our interview series, we have Felix Bittner, DNA Analyst at the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), The Hague, Netherlands. His work focuses on developing a… Read article →



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Celebrate National DNA Day on April 25th

National DNA Day is celebrated on April 25 each year and commemorates two of the biggest scientific milestones – the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953, and the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Looking at the historical timeline of DNA, the landmark discovery of James Watson, Francis Crick and… Read article →


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Navigating justice for sexual assault survivors

Investigating and prosecuting sexual assault crimes is much more challenging than merely performing DNA testing [1]. Moreover, a vast majority of perpetrators of sexual violence walk away scot-free, either because of a large number of unreported cases [2] or, if reported, evidential material frequently spends years waiting for processing in laboratory backlogs. Even when processed,… Read article →


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Recapping 2018’s top HID stories

At QIAGEN, we are always fine-tuning our strategies and improving solutions, scaling our applications to keep pace with emerging technologies, and partnering with you to advance forensic science and expand our service to the community. With winter in full swing and 2019 just kicking off, we wanted you to take a moment to grab a… Read article →