Dallas has the largest backlog of rape kits in the state — by a long shot
Will bringing science back to the White House reinvigorate forensics reform?
Investigation underway at HFSC following claims of toxic work environment
Caution is necessary when expanding field testing capabilities
New DNA technology at Houston lab can help solve crimes faster
Rapid DNA tests expected to help Houston police with rising murder investigations
Houston’s rate of unsolved murders is soaring. Experts say the police department is to blame.
13 Investigates: How nearly 350 murders this year impacts victims and solving crimes
New research offers insight into drunk, drugged driving in Houston
Opinion: Protect Texans from drugged driving and expand marijuana testing capabilities
Hemp or marijuana? After a year in the dark, Harris County prosecutors will finally know.
Hemp or Marijuana? Houston lab can finally tell the difference
NY State Prisons Abruptly Suspend Drug Tests For Contraband
COVID-19 in staff puts Houston Forensic Science Center ‘precariously close’ to limiting crime scene responses
Austin City manager proposes police cuts, but where will that money go?
Project Profile: Houston Forensic Science Center
HPD Broadcast: Community and Trust
Why Is Courtroom Science So Unscientific?
Hemp is booming in Texas. Distinguishing it from marijuana is still a challenge.
PCP driving up concerns on Houston roads
Roughly 1 in 5 DWI cases in Houston involve PCP in driver’s system, new study reveals
New DNA technology could help solve more cases in Houston
Houston sexual assault victims appeal to U.S. Supreme Court on city’s failure to test rape kits
Cornyn’s effort gets rape-kit test funding back on track [Editorial]
Implementation of a Blind Quality Control Program in a Forensic Laboratory
‘Rapid DNA’ testing could revolutionize rape investigations ─ if the science holds up
Fingerprint analysis is high-stakes work – but it doesn’t take much to qualify as an expert
Leaked Documents Say Roughly 2,000 NY Prisoners Affected By Erroneous Drug Tests
Houston crime lab’s move into new space will speed up testing, ensure independence, officials say
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: New research reveals scope of Houston’s PCP problem
HFSC’s CEO to tell students, parents in Fort Worth about the dangers of vaping
HFSC completes accreditation assessment of facility following move
HFSC adopts standards approved by national forensic organization
HFSC praises Congress for approving crucial grant dollars for DNA testing
Mayor Turner, City Council, state and federal lawmakers celebrate grand opening of Houston’s new crime lab
MEDIA AVAILABILITY Sen. Cornyn, Mayor Turner, HFSC, sexual assault survivors demand U.S. House approve grant dollars for rape kit testing
Blood tube vendor recalls vials, drunk driving tests at risk
HFSC’s new exoneree board member available for interviews
Mayor taps one of San Antonio Four to HFSC board, appoints new chair
City Council to vote on including one of San Antonio Four on HFSC board
Mayor, HFSC, DA, HPD Chief Announce Houston’s Launch of Rape Kit Tracking
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