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Latest Technologies in Forensic Science

Latest Technologies in Forensic Science

Forensic science has advanced significantly in recent years, with new technologies providing new opportunities for research and investigation[^1^][3].

Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS)

Massively Parallel Sequencing is an advanced tool in the field of Forensic Biology. This high-throughput method is used to determine a portion or all of the sequence of an individual’s genome. This technique utilizes DNA sequencing technologies that are capable of processing multiple DNA sequences in parallel[^2^][1].

Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS)

Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) is considered as one of the most versatile methods for the compositional analysis of solid materials due to its sensitivity and simplicity. The main forensic applications of LA-ICP-MS have been developed for glass and paint samples[^2^][1].

Automated Firearm Identification

The Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS) offered by Forensic Technology is a cutting-edge solution for firearm and tool mark identification. This advanced system facilitates the sharing, comparison, and automated identification of significant quantities of exhibit information and images across a network of imaging sites[^3^][2].

Blood Pattern Analysis Software

Bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA) software is an emerging technology in forensic science that seeks to reconstruct crime scenes by analyzing blood and bloodstains. This computer-based software can estimate the Area(s) of Origin (AO) of a bloodletting event, providing crucial insights into the sequence of events at a crime scene[^3^][2].

These are just a few examples of the many new technologies that are transforming the field of forensic science[^4^][4].






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