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Published on Sep 16, 2015
Passive, active and secondary DNA transfer are explained by researchers Cindy Cale and Madison Earll. Crime scene contamination and alibi corroboration in the murder cases of Lucas Anderson and Amanda Knox are also discussed in this Lip News interview, hosted by Jackie Koppell.
GUEST BIO: Cindy Cale is the lead forensic DNA Analyst at Strand Analytical Laboratories, LLC where she assists in the isolation of DNA via organic and varied extraction techniques as well as analyzing amplified DNA via capillary electrophoresis in conjunction with Genemapper ID. Cindy is currently studying at the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana. Madison Earll is a research scientist/molecular biologist at Kelly Services on assignment at Dow AgroSciences - TG&T where she assists in the development and implementations of new-trait specific molecular markers for the corn and wheat trait genomics. Madison received her master of Science from the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana.
EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 00:01 Welcoming Cindy Cale and Madison Earll to The Lip. 01:26 Investigating DNA transfer and presenting evidence. 03:51 Contamination and publication of research. 06:45 DNA transfer and timeframe. 10:29 Concerns with secondary DNA transfer. 13:05 DNA profiles and secondary DNA test results. 15:16 Amanda Knox and active vs passive transfer. 17:43 Lucas Anderson and crime scene contamination. 20:01 Thank you and goodbye.