Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting: “Unlocking the “silent witness” of DNA”

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Andrea Devlin attended the February Plenary session of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences Inc. in Sydney where Dr Dennis McNevin (Associate Professor (Forensic Genetics) Faculty of Education, Science Technology and Mathematics, University of Canberra) presented a fascinating talk titled “Unlocking the “silent witness” of DNA”.  The topic covered emerging techniques in DNA analysis, such as massively parallel sequencing (MPS), and the intelligence information that can be gleaned from using such techniques, including biogeographical ancestry and externally visible characteristics. The future of forensic genetics is set to be very interesting!  FDS values keeping a finger on the pulse of emerging techniques in other fields of forensic science in the interest of facilitating a more effective interdisciplinary approach.