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Building a case

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The use of DNA in Forensic Science is widely acknowledged – but Forensic Science is a very broad field. Here we look more closely at how cases are built up within the Criminal Justice System following sexual offences

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Don’t neglect your water

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Next generation sequencing is a complex endeavour with advanced equipment, well developed methodologies and incredibly detailed analysis. But, say Estelle Riché and Sean P. Kennedy, don’t forget the basics – neglect water quality and your sequence will suffer  

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Finding the personal touch

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The drive for personalised medicine requires an increasingly intimate understanding of the human genome – something impossible without high-performance computing. But, says Dr Robert Esnouf, the pace of research must be maintained and the pressure to develop higher performance computing is on… 

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A responsibility to reach out

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In the age of the science press release, it’s tempting to think the public are engaged in scientists work. But we can’t rest on our laurels says Alex Codoreanu – scientists have a responsibility to make sure they communicate their work in an accessible way to the public at large 

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