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19.11.2015
Human remains attributed to Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Tsarina Alexandra and his father Tsar Alexander III have recently been unearthed (again) at Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. Apparently, they are subjected to another round of genetic testing, although a series of DNA tests were performed on the remains by internationally renowned laboratories.
17.09.2015
Novel DNA technology applied at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, yielded successful results in severely damaged Mexican remains.
01.09.2015
On September 01, 2015, the Attorney General Office of Mexico handed over 56 pieces of evidence to our laboratory. Order is given to find out, if these samples contain DNA of the missing persons. Results would contribute to ongoing forensic investigations in Mexico.
22.01.2015
Nuclear DNA (nDNA) analysis on the human remains of the 43 Mexican students missing resulted in one identification that was reported in December 2014. The remaining 16 specimens did not contain enough intact nDNA to allow for further identifications.
08.12.2014
Im Rahmen des Forschungsprojektes „Genetische Analyse einer mittelalterlichen Alpenpopulation“ wurden zunächst Labormethoden etabliert und optimiert, um aus alten Knochenproben verwertbare DNA-Ergebnisse zu gewinnen. So konnten Skelettfunde eines mittelalterlichen Gräberfeldes aus dem 5./6. bzw. 12./13. Jh. erfolgreich molekulargenetisch untersucht werden. Die verbesserten DNA-Methoden wurden in weiteren wissenschaftlichen Kooperationen angewandt und flossen auch in die Bearbeitung internationaler Fälle ein, wie zum Beispiel in die Untersuchungen zu den vermissten mexikanischen Studenten im Herbst 2014.
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