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Dirty Job Made Easier: Microfluidic Technique Recovers DNA for IDs
Release Date: 09/17/2013

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA, Alexandria, Va.) … more

New Guide Details Steps from A-to-Z for Preserving Biological Evidence
Release Date: 04/30/2013

A new handbook by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) … more

DNA Analyst Training on Mixture Interpretation Webcast Now Posted Online
Release Date: 04/29/2013

On April 12, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted a workshop for DNA Analysts at its Gaithersburg, Maryland, … more

NFI Publishes White Paper on Trends, Challenges and Strategy in Forensic Science
Release Date: 04/09/2013

The role of forensic science throughout the world is changing due to recent technological development. Whereas forensic science has traditionally … more

Save the Date for the free Emerging Trends in Synthetic Drugs Workshop
Release Date: 02/11/2013

On April 30 - May 1, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a free … more

Forensics@NIST 2012 Webcast Now Available
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On November 28 -30, 2012, NIST hosted the Forensics@NIST symposium at its Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. The symposium featured three days of … more

Save the Date for DNA Analyst Training on Mixture Interpretation
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On Friday, April 12, 2013, NIST will host a free, one-day workshop on interpreting forensic DNA mixtures in casework. Participants may attend this … more

Register For Forensics@NIST
Release Date: 09/19/2012

  Online registration is now open for Forensics@NIST 2012, a three-day symposium on cutting-edge forensic science research being performed at … more

Forensics@NIST 2012
Release Date: 06/04/2012

On November 28 – 30, 2012, OLES will be hosting Forensics@NIST 2012 , a symposium for industry, government, and academic representatives to learn … more

Experts Recommend Measures to Reduce Human Error in Fingerprint Analysis
Release Date: 02/21/2012

A new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has … more

Hacking the SEM: Crystal Phase Detection for Nanoscale Samples
Release Date: 01/24/2012

Top: Transmission electron diffraction pattern from from a segment of an indium gallium nitride (InGaN) nanowire about 50 nanometers in diameter … more

NIST and Researcher Butler Recognized for Forensic Science Citations
Release Date: 07/06/2011

When ScienceWatch.com, a Thomson Reuters web resource for measuring and analyzing science trends, recently listed the most influential … more

New Guidance for First Responders Collecting Suspected Biothreat Agents
Release Date: 11/24/2010

Suspicious packages and powders have triggered more than 30,000 responses by U.S. law enforcement agencies across the country since 2001. These … more

Body of Evidence: New Fast, Reliable Method to Detect Gravesoil
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Nothing against bloodhounds, but finding bodies buried by someone who wanted them to stay undiscovered can be difficult. However a new technique … more

Lollipops and Ice Fishing: Molecular Rulers Used to Probe Nanopores
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Using a pair of exotic techniques including a molecular-scale version of ice fishing, a team of researchers working at the National Institute of … more

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