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State crime lab holds open house

Posted September 17, 2015

State Crime Lab sign

The N.C. State Crime Lab in Raleigh is hosting an open house today, Thursday, Sept. 17.

The open house will include presentation booths with examples of forensic analysis in disciplines like digital evidence, latent evidence, firearm and tool marks, trace evidence, forensic biology (body fluid and DNA analysis), DNA database, drug chemistry, and toxicology, according to a press release. Forensic scientists from each discipline will be present to conduct demonstrations and answer questions about their work.

It runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 121 E. Tryon Rd., Raleigh. It's free and open to the public.

The State Crime Lab, which also includes satellite labs in Asheville and Greensboro, analyzes crime scene evidence including digital evidence, drugs, toxicology, DNA, firearms, fingerprints, gunshot residue, paint, arson, hair and fibers. It provides free forensic analysis to agencies across the state. A new facility in Edneyville, N.C., is under construction and expected to open in 2017.

Might be of interest to homeschoolers and all the kids on track out this week.


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