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UCSC research new crime fighting tech, help crack major case

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SEE ON T-VSCIENTIST CAN'T GET ENOUGH SUFFICIENT D-N-A FROM HAIR STRANDS LEFT ON SHIRTS WITHOUT THE ROOT SCIENTIST TELL ME THE SHAFT OF THE HAIR DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH D- N-A FOR CURRENT TECHNIQUES TO PROCESSTHIS LAB IS ABLE TO PROCESS THOSE STRANDS WITH SMALL D-N-A SIZES### JOSH KAPP-UC SANTA CRUZ PHD STUDENT CLIP# 9364 12:52:47 NOW WE HAVE CREATED SOLUTIONS TO ACCESS THIS MATERIAL THATS BEEN UNDER USED FOR DECADES THAT MATERIAL IS FROM THE SHAFT OF THE HAIR RESEARCHERS SAY OFTEN TIMES LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WILL TEST HAIR BY COMPARISON

OR LET IT SIT IN EVIDENCE FOR YEARS AND DEGRADEDCREATING BACKLOGS IT STARTS HERE AT THE U-C SANTA CRUZ BIOMED LABLED BY PROFESSOR DOCTOR ED GREEN AND HIS TEAM OF THREE THE PROCESS CAN TAKE UP TO A MONTH OR LONGER THEY'RE BUSY TESTING HUNDREDS OF HAIR SAMPLES SENT FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THE TEAM FIRSTSUI LONGER THEY'RE BUSY TESTING HUNDREDS OF HAIR SAMPLES SENT FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THE TEAM FIRSTSUITS UP IN A STERILE ROOM TO WASH THE HAIR, ONE STRAND AT A TIME, AND EXTRACT DNA THE HAIR IS THEN DISSOLVED AND PREPPED FOR SEQUENCING

JOSH KAPP-UC SANTA CRUZ PHD STUDENT CLIP# 9364 12:54:24 THAT'S WHEERE WE HAVE MADE STRIDES IN FORENSICS 12:54:30 WE'VE DEVELOPED TECHNIQUES TO REALLY PROCESS THE SMALL QUANTITIES AND SMALL FRAGMENTS OF THESE REALLY DEGRATED SAMPLES LIKE THE DEGRADED SAMPLES FROM A DECADES OLD CASE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THE BEAR BROOK MURDERS WHERE FOUR FEMALES WERE KILLED IN THE LATE 70S AND DISCOVED IN BARRELS IN 1985 AND 2000

LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTACTED THE UC SANTA CRUZ TEAM TO HELP THEM IDENTIFY THE WOMEN USING HAIR SAMPLES RETREIVED FROM THOSE BARRELS JOSH KAPP-UC SANTA CRUZ PHD STUDENT CLIP# 9364 13: 04:43 IT'S DEFINIETLY MOVED BEYOND INTEREST IN PROCESSING WEIRD BAD SAMPOLESWHEN WE GOT INTO FORENSIC THAT REAL WORLD I HADN'T EXPERIENCED

I REALLY LIKE THAT WE ARE SOLVI CRIMES I LIKE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO BRING JUSTICE TO THESE CRIMES THE TEAM HOPES TO GET OTHER AGENCIES TO USE THIS WORK

THEY SAY CURRENT FORENSIC DATA THAT'S BEEN USED FOR DECADES DOESN'T MATCH UP WITH THE DATA THEY ARE USING SO NOW THEY ARE INFORMING AGENCIES HOW THIS NEW WORK CAN BE DONE AND INTEGRATED

### THE TEAM IS NOT AT LIBERTY TO IDENTFY WHICH AGENCIES AND INVESTIGATIONS THEY'RE INVOLVED WITH, EXCEPT FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CASE ###

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