Science News – August 22, 2013


One of China’s top forensic pathologists resigns, more cases are being linked to the alleged misconduct of a Massachusetts drug analyst, and a feline DNA database helps convict a killer. Here is the round up of news for this week:


A prominent Chinese forensic pathologist

resigned from her government position and a forensic professional association

after publicly criticizing the Chinese legal system’s misuse of forensic evidence.


A Massachusetts drug analyst accused of professional misconduct has been

linked to over 40,000 defendants according to the special counsel overseeing the review



Authorities in Britain claim that a feline DNA database has

contributed to its first criminal conviction of a human



Authorities in Virginia report that the familial DNA search process resulted in

the apprehension of a suspect


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