Environmental DNA Tracing Forensic Technology Can Track Down Suspects

Environmental DNA Tracing Forensic Technology Can Track Down Suspects

Published: 14-Jan-2021 | Published By: Market Research Store

Recently, forensic science experts from Flinders University refined a counter-terrorism technique with the goal of tracking down the presence of any environment DNA present in the dust resting on shoes, clothing, baggage, or even a passport. The Flinders researchers developed a novel system that can trace the source of dust on any suspicious article and match it with the soil profile of any region. The dust study will help understand where the person of interest must have travelled. Current forensic intelligence techniques is likely to benefit from this microscopic environmental trace evidence that uses bacterial, soil geochemical, and fungal analysis to provide the necessary evidence.

The researchers have received funds from State Government Defense Innovation Partnership (DIP) to develop the intelligence and forensic tool to trace dust for counter-terrorism and national security. The new technique is believed to help match the amplification technique and DNA extraction with the goal of quickly tracing the culprit. The environmental samples is the best contact trace evidence that can easily help link the suspect, location, and victim. The massively parallel sequencing helps extract environments samples that provide biological signatures from low biomass samples or complex DNA mixtures.

The team is confident that their latest intelligence and forensic potential of dust traces could help maintain national security and also quickly trace suspects to counter terrorism. The new study is thus a huge breakthrough that the forensic department has been waiting for. The soil traces with completely different properties help better understand the relationship between the soil biogeochemical signals and derived dust signal in controlled conditions before introducing any environment variables.

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