Saranya Krishnan

Hi, I am Saranya. I hold MS Forensic Science (Biology track) from International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI),Florida International University, Miami and MSc Biotechnology from Bharatiar University, India. During my graduate degree in US, myresearch work was in the Genomic Analyses of pathogenic and Non pathogenic Fungi isolated from ambrosia beetles in avocado trees using Fragment analysis and Multi locus sequence typing. I am a person passionate in Forensic Biology, especially the role of DNA in Forensics.

Blue Dress of Lewinsky and Forensic Method to Detect Semen Stain

Monica Lewinsky blue dress   In 1988, independent counsel Kenneth Star was investigating allegations that then the US president William Jefferson Clinton had a sexual relationship with white house intern Monica Lewinsky. President Clinton denied the allegations publicly since there was no evidence at that time. Monica Lewinsky blue dress was bought into FBI Laboratory …

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Future Trends in Forensic Biology

Forensic Biology has been expanded today with various molecular biology discoveries and technological advances. Numerous methods adopted by forensic laboratories include Polymerase Chain Reaction, Fragment Analysis, Software systems, and automatic liquid handling methods. Progression of Sanger sequencing, Next Generation sequencing, Mitochondrial analysis is the widely accepted technologies and tools for solving criminal cases. Beyond Fingerprint …

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STR Genotyping and Interpretation of Data

STR (Short tandem repeat) genotyping is a forensic investigative tool used to identify alleles at specific loci between questioned and reference samples. STR genotyping is a method that employs polymerase chain reaction (PCR) instead of Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism(RFLP).RFLP method uses restriction enzymes to cut the DNA.STR amplicons are separated and detected using Capillary Electrophoresis. …

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How Forensic Biology aided to identify Saddam Hussein?

Saddam Hussein – Forensic biology One of the missions of United States military service during the Iraq war in March 2003 was to capture and kill “Saddam Hussein” who was the dictator of Iraq who threatens the world by using his power. Saddam was known to have ‘stunt doubles’ to protect his life. After capturing …

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