forensic biology


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forensic biology

[fə′ren·sik bī′äl·ə·jē]
(forensic science)
The analysis of the biological or genetic properties of evidence.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Nairobi laboratory is equipped with 84 technical staff and 20 of them are working in forensic biology," Gakweli said.
Bureau Veritas operates the largest commercial DNA testing centre in Canada, the first private Canadian forensic biology and DNA testing laboratory to be accredited by the Standards Council of Canada in 2000.
India has a rich talent pool available in this field with reputed academic institutes in forensic biology, fully equipped to train them.
ISLAMABAD -- Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) held here a seminar on importance of forensic biology and DNA test in criminal investigation.
"Non-conforming work is any technical work that does not meet the Department of Forensic Biology's stated standards, either with respect to mode of execution or outcome," according to the agency's quality control manual.
Mark Desire, the assistant director of the city medical examiner's Department of Forensic Biology said, "We have to break these bone samples down to small pieces to get access to the cells.
To characterize the nature of these seeds, if they are in fact Cannabis seeds, the seized material is sent to a forensics section, where the botanical identification (forensic biology) is performed, or the seeds are sent to the forensic chemistry laboratory where it is germinated, cultivated, and, subsequently, the compounds present in seeds are identified from Cannabis sativa L.
"No, but the manager has a degree in forensic biology.
Certain content could also be valuable to a master's-level forensic biology student to increase the understanding of DNA statistics prior to entering a laboratory.
Amy, who studied Forensic Biology at Staffordshire University and an MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation at Bradford University, said: "We will look at how the surroundings affect decomposition, as usually a body is buried in a coffin, so we look at how this changes the way a human decomposes.
In between these two are a number of specialties such as, forensic art, forensic anthropology, forensic ballistics, forensic biology, forensic entomology, forensic pathology, forensic psychology, forensic odontology, forensic serology, forensic toxicology, forensic chemistry, and so on.