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An Evaluation of the Thai Tsunami Victim Identification DNA Operation
ABSTRACT The Thai Tsunami Victim Identification operation was the largest disaster victim identification operation in history, involving 3,679 unidentified victims from 41 countries, and police andExpand
The role of adenosine-related genes variants in susceptibility to essential hypertension
Objective To test markers within adenosine-related genes: A1 and A2a receptors (ADORA1, ADORA2a) and adenosine deaminase (ADA) for potential involvement in essential hypertension (EH). DesignExpand
A new disaster victim identification management strategy targeting "near identification-threshold" cases: Experiences from the Boxing Day tsunami.
The international disaster victim identification (DVI) response to the Boxing Day tsunami, led by the Royal Thai Police in Phuket, Thailand, was one of the largest and most complex in DVI history.Expand
A Comparison of Four Presumptive Tests for the Detection of Blood on Dark Materials
Detection of blood on dark materials is difficult for crime scene examiners so presumptive tests are used to assist. This study compared the ability of luminol, leuko crystal violet,Expand
Variation in decomposition stages and carrion insect succession in a dry tropical climate and its effect on estimating postmortem interval
Abstract Insects have an important role in minimum postmortem interval (PMImin) estimation. An accurate PMImin estimation relies on a comprehensive study of the development and succession of localExpand
Tissue preservation in extreme temperatures for rapid response to military deaths.
Many deployable forensic capabilities, including those used by the Australian Defense Force (ADF), employ mobile battery-operated fridge/freezers for DNA sample preservation that are not suitable forExpand
Identifying child victims of the South-East Asia Tsunami in Thailand
The purpose of this paper is to reveal difficulties associated with identifying child victims of the 2004 South-East Asia Tsunami at the Thai Tsunami Victim Identification (TTVI) operation in PhuketExpand
Giving it a burl: towards the integration of genetics, isotope chemistry, and osteoarchaeology in Cape York, Tropical North Queensland, Australia
ABSTRACT In this paper we outline a worked example of the combined use of genetic data and archaeological evidence. The project focuses on Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula and has two goals. One isExpand
An evaluation of infrared photography for detecting bloodstains on dark-coloured floor coverings commonly encountered at crime scenes
The ability to accurately detect bloodstains is fundamental to crime scene examination; however, traditional methods can be inadequate for use on many dark-coloured surfaces commonly encountered at crime scenes. Expand
Evaluation of the RSIDTM-Saliva test to detect saliva in expirated bloodstains and development of an ‘in-scene’ protocol
The differentiation between bloodstain patterns resulting from impact events and those from the expiration of blood can be crucial to crime scene reconstruction. Physical characteristics used to di...