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Automating your casework extraction process

In the past several years there has clearly been a rise in demand for DNA analysis. With more samples being submitted to forensic laboratories for testing, and advances in technology, automation has become a necessity for crime laboratories, since there is not enough manpower to keep up with the ever-growing caseload. Automation offers a more… Read article →



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Meet a microbiome scientist: Q&A with 2017 Microbiome Awards winner Dr. Michael Montague

As a part of our Microbiome Awards winners interview series, we spoke with Dr. Michael Montague, a Postdoctoral Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Platt, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Montague received his Ph.D. from New York University. His project aims to study the brain-gut network in free-range macaques to understand the… Read article →


Age estimation

Methylation-based age estimation

Identifying individuals at crime or mass disaster scenes can pose numerous problems for the investigators. Age determination can be a very useful tool in aiding to correctly identifying bodies, partial remains or biological fluids found at these types of scenes, by providing investigative leads. Traditional methods used by forensic anthropologists, such as morphological inspections, are… Read article →