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Counting the cost: setting up a national forensic DNA database in Africa (4/3/2019) - By Aaron Amankwaa, Science & Justice Research Interest Group, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne Forensic DNA databases can assist the police in identifying unknown perpetrators of specific types of crime such as rape and murder. Unknown serial offenders can also be identified with the assistance of the database. The potential contributions of national DNA databases […]
International Women’s Day 2019: the voices of professional young women around the world (3/8/2019) - Ladies in Forensic Science Ebony Lyall-Nicholas, Forensic Firearms Examiner, National Forensic Laboratory, Belize In an ever-evolving world, women in science have become a vibrantly pleasant norm rather than an exception. I am proud to be one of those women who can now help to set the trend for other young women with a dream of […]
Guidelines for articles submitted to Scientect (3/1/2019) - Scientect’s vision is of a society where citizens are scientifically literate and where the vital role of science and research in national development is fully realised and valued. We aim to achieve this by creating platforms to broadcast science, technology, research and expert opinions to the general public. We accept articles on topics from all academic […]
Featured Research: How is forensic DNA data exchanged internationally? (2/20/2019) - The transnational exchange of forensic DNA data has become a modern trend in fighting cross-border crime, terrorism and illegal immigration. Forensic DNA data allow the police to identify, eliminate or link individuals associated with a crime. Additionally, different crime scenes can be linked via the DNA profile to identify serial offenders or determine crime patterns. […]
Ghana’s pillars of growth for science and technology, President Akufo-Addo (1/21/2019) - The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the thrust of his Government’s policy towards national development rests on ensuring that science, technology and innovation drive all sectors of the economy. In order to achieve this objective, President Akufo-Addo explained that sectoral policies, programmes and strategies are being implemented on the basis of […]