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Subspecialties Forensics

Perilous Pathology

In November 2006, Russian fugitive Alexander Litvinenko died of polonium-210 (210Po) poisoning in London, UK. Now, the consultant forensic pathologist on the case has spoken to a public inquiry about his postmortem. “It’s been described as one of the most dangerous postmortems ever undertaken in the western world,” Nathanial Cary said to the Litvinenko Enquiry, “and I think that’s probably right.”

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Roisin McGuigan

I have an extensive academic background in the life sciences, having studied forensic biology and human medical genetics in my time at Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. My research, data presentation and bioinformatics skills plus my ‘wet lab’ experience have been a superb grounding for my role as an Associate Editor at Texere Publishing. The job allows me to utilize my hard-learned academic skills and experience in my current position within an exciting and contemporary publishing company.

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