Forensics & Toxicology - New Analytical Techniques to Enrich Forensic Science
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#ALT# Extracting better outcomes from autosomal and Y STRs

Next-generation sequencing provides a more powerful look at the foundational DNA marker of human identification, short tandem repeats (STRs). Unlike traditional length-based analyses, sequencing STRs uncovers more information from the same DNA samples. If you've ever been forced to choose between STR panels when analyzing a precious sample, had a perfect DNA profile but still needed more discriminatory power, or wished for a more efficient way to analyze routine and complex samples, then register for this webinar.

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    Keysight New Analytical Techniques to Enrich Forensic Science
 
Forensic science is a multidisciplinary industry that impacts society by providing knowledge about criminal investigations. It is a field that is heavily impacted by technological innovations and developments as new knowledge can be revealed from old evidence which can then be used in court to solve unsolved cases.

This means there is a need to develop new analytical techniques to enrich forensic science subfields like toxicology, trace evidence, and chemistry.

 
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   AI in Forensic ScienceAI in Forensic Science
 
Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are two emerging fields that are currently being applied to almost all areas of science. Due to recent advances in material sciences, the forensic field is now also benefitting from artificial intelligence.
 
 What are DNA ‘fingerprints’?
 
What are DNA ‘fingerprints’?DNA ‘fingerprints’ are signature pieces of DNA that are specific to an individual, and therefore, can be used to identify a person. Nearly every cell in the human body contains DNA. While almost all of the human DNA sequence is identical to every other person on the planet, 0.1% of it is unique to the individual. This 0.1% equates to roughly three million base pairs and the unique patterns amongst these base pairs distinguish an individual from another.
 
 
 Electrophoresis as a Tool in Forensics
 
Electrophoresis as a Tool in ForensicsThe ability to separate proteins and other biological components mean that electrophoresis is popular in the field of forensics, particularly in the analysis of unknown samples.
 
 
 What is Cell Culture Forensics?
 
What is Cell Culture Forensics?Cell culture forensics emerged as a result of the widespread contamination that plagued the work of scientists around the world during the 1970s and 1980s. Recent advances in cell identification technologies have created a powerful forensic approach aimed at ensuring that these contamination issues are not repeated.
 
 
 Forensic Confirmation Bias (Cognitive Bias in Forensics)
 
Forensic Confirmation Bias (Cognitive Bias in Forensics)For the past decade, considerable discussion has been made on the extent to which cognitive bias can impact how decisions are made in forensics. Although cognitive bias can arise naturally for a number of different reasons, significant consequences - including incorrect conclusions, overstatements, and impartial decisions - may occur.