With Daniel LeviPasquale Ferrante and Paola Sonni

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A criminologists' guide to DNA evidences

Law is witnessing the disruption that other industries have experienced due to technological advancesAnyone who wants to work in the field of forensic science must necessarily be familiar with genetics and how technologies related to DNA work. 

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Course Syllabus

New lessons will be added periodically

  How genome editing could affect and modify evidence of criminal investigations

What is DNA used for?

How do you read the genetic code?

Types of DNA and differences

The importance of MRNA

How DNA analysis works in the collection of evidences

The analysis of the genetic code through AI

Identification of genetic diseases as evidence

Search for viral or bacterial infections as a marker of the subject

DNA as an Identikit

Evidence-gathering tools

Missteps in the collection of evidence

How to verify that the operator has not contaminated the DNA evidence

What are chimeras and how do they come about?

The concept of the uniqueness of the individual

Case studies and examples

Other bizarre implications: ethnicity and sexuality

How DNA can change over time

What a lawyer should do when dealing with a chimera?

What is Crispr/Cas9?

How to create genetic evidence

How to identify altered genetic evidence

Other forms of genetic manipulation

Lawyers, investigations and genetics

Emerging genetic manipulation technologies

Potential of genetic manipulation

Is it a crime?

Possible regulatory gaps and threats

How genome editing could change the world as we know it

Like a lawyer: biological evidence

Ethical implications and judgment

Parenthood and DNA

Final considerations

Job opportunities and business perspectives

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DNA Manipulation for Criminologists

With Daniel Levi, Pasquale Ferrante, Paola Sonni


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About the instructors

Daniel Levi

Expert in Oncological Genetics and DNA Modification Technologies, Neurosurgeon, Scientist, Clinical and Research Strategic Manager @ Ticino Health, Astrophysics Fanatic, President of the Competence Center for Genetic Engineering, Member of the Swiss Institute for Disruptive Innovation.

Pasquale Ferrante

Dr Pasquale Ferrante is a world-renowned virologist: medical scientist and Full Professor of Microbiology and Virology at the University of Milan; Adjunct Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, USA; Medical and Scientific Director of the Città Studi Clinical Institute in Milan. He has been working for many years in prestigious international scientific institutes in the field of HIV research. His career has been a succession of successes and professional awards.

Paola Sonni

Lawyer and member of the Swiss Institute for Disruptive Innovation, Paola has developed a heterogeneous set of skills that arise from the convergence between law, medicine, and new technologies with a specific focus on genome editing.

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Does the course require live participation?

No, the course is entirely on-demand and consists of video-recorded lessons that can be accessed from any device and at any time from the students’ personal dashboard. However, online meetings are organized throughout the year (for members only) for Q&A sessions with speakers and experts in the field.

Who are the instructor?

Dr. Daniel Levi is a Neurosurgeon, Scientist, Clinical and Research Strategic Manager @ Ticino Health, Astrophysics Fanatic, President of the Competence Center for Genetic Engineering, Member of the Swiss Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Prof. Pasquale Ferrante is a World famous virologist, medical scientist and full professor at the University of Milan, with an extensive experience in genetic engineering technologies. Paola Sonni is a lawyer, member of the Swiss Institute for Disruptive Innovation, who has developed a heterogeneous set of skills that arise from the convergence between law, medicine, and new technologies with a specific focus on genome editing.

Why should I take this course?

DNA and genetic engineering will play an increasing role in the field of justice, investigation and forensic science. However, genetics-related technologies are largely overrated, as is the reliability of the results, which are known to be exposed to the risk of human error. More importantly, recent technological innovations and their future evolutions may conceal dangerous threats to the search for truth. Anyone who wants to work in the field of forensic science must necessarily be familiar with genetics and how technologies related to DNA work.

Does access to the courses have an expiry day?

No, the course has lifetime access.

Does the School issue certifications?

Of course, once you have finished the course, you can download the School of Disruption certification, recognized by the Swiss Institute for Disruptive Innovation. The certificate can be attached to your CV or registered on LinkedIn.

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DNA Manipulation for Criminologists

With Daniel Levi, Pasquale Ferrante and Paola Sonni

This course is designed for those who want to acquire the skills that play the most important (and critical) role in forensic science and investigations.