The Radford University Forensic Science Institute (RUFSI) is an interdisciplinary institute whose goal is to promote and support forensic science education, research and public service. The institute faculty and affiliates are comprised of a wide range of specialists with interests in Forensic Science and include Forensic Anthropologists, Archaeologists, Biologists, Chemists, and specialists in Physics, Geology, Criminal Justice, and Information Technology.  Learn more.

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  • Is it your second cousin? Cotton swabs may tell you

    With a new technique, a simple swab sample can accurately confirm relatedness between two individuals as distant as second cousins. With more DNA datasets at hand, the method could be utilized to identify disaster victims in mass floods and tornadoes that destroy entire communities.

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  • FBI Training Offered by RUFSI (Aug. 2015)
  • Boyds Honored by Virginia Forensic Science Academy (Sept. 2015)
  • Congratulations to Sharon Roller, Boyd Forensic and Anthropological Sciences 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipient
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Forensic Science Research Presentations Sept. 15, 2015

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