Forensic genetic research focuses on analysing DNA from biological crime scene samples to help criminal justice professionals identify victims and suspects. The Forensic Genomics Consortium Netherlands was founded in 2008 to take this research to a higher level.
There is still much to gain in this specialised field, as current routine forensic genetic research methods are relatively slow and inefficient. The alliance’s main objective is to develop new forensic genetic tools to help solving crime cases more effectively.
11 January 2013
A team of researchers from Poland and the Netherlands have now shown that this system is sufficiently robust to successfully work on older and more degraded samples from human remains such as teeth and bones.read more
14 September 2012
Genes found that determine human facial shapes.read more
21 August 2012
Hair and eye color of an unknown perpetrator can now be estimated from his/her DNA left behind at the crime scene. Erasmus MC scientists, in collaboration with their Polish and Greek colleagues, have developed the first DNA test system for hair colour prediction that also allows eye colour prediction.read more