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Blood Match: Elections and Identity in the DNA Age

Left on the doorstep of the Jaro Cathedral in Iloilo as a baby, she was eventually adopted by the King and Queen of Philippine movies, Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces. Photo from http://gracepoe.ph/meet-grace/
The case that thrust the saga of blood and identity currently playing out in the country’s presidential race into the public eye began almost 48 years in a church in Jaro, Iloilo.
According to facts from both the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Supreme Court (SC), the foundling now named Mary Grace Natividad S. Poe-Llamanzares or Grace Poe was abandoned as an infant in the parish church …

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UP to host Forensic Science Symposium 2016

The UP Diliman Institute of Biology (UPD-IB) first offered Biology 397 Forensic Biology Seminar Series as a graduate course in November 2012. The course covered fundamental topics in forensic sciences which included DNA analysis, botany, microbiology, crime scene investigation and legal/ethical issues in forensics.
Bio397 also provided opportunities for students to work with the DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Natural Sciences Research Institute (UPD-NSRI-DAL) and the Program on Forensics and Ethnicity of the Philippine Genome Center (PGC-PFnE) to co-organize a forensic symposium that was open to the public.
The 1st Forensic Science Symposium (FSS2014) was held at the NSRI Conference Room on …

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11th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards around the Pacific Rim to be hosted by UP

As a contribution to knowledge development and dissemination in and around the twin themes of resilience and biodiversity, the University of the Philippines is hosting the 11th Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards around the Pacific Rim on 7-10 October 2015 in UP Diliman.
The two-day symposium aims to convene experts and specialists to address multiple hazards on marine, meteorological and geohazards, all highly relevant to the archipelagic situation of the Philippines as well as coastal economies in and around the Pacific.
It is a platform for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge about resilience and biodiversity, with emphasis on understanding disaster risk and risk …

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Esteemed forensic scientists in UP symposium, April 7

Forensic science is the scientific method of gathering and examining information about the past. It has been made popular with the emergence of television series on crime scene investigation, law profession and court room drama.
On April 7, the University of the Philippines will hold a symposium on forensic science entitled “Next Generation/The Now Generation Forensic Science Symposium.”
The symposium was organized for forensic scientists, lawyers, medical allied professionals, NGOs and graduate students who want to have a better understanding of the state of forensic science in the Philippines and in other countries; and also to showcase the latest technology, Next Generation …

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