Problems Aplenty With Forensic Science : Marquette University Law ...
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Date: 2010-10-12 18:50:05
Advanced DNA and Clinical Laboratory Testing for Physicians Now ...
Seattle and Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) October 1, 2004 Genelex Corporation, a DNA testing facility, and STERLING Reference Laboratories, a clinical testing organization, announced today that they will jointly provide pharmacogenetic and other advanced genetic tests, in addition to their menu of clinical diagnostic and toxicology tests. Prior to this partnership physicians would order these tests from different organizations, creating a barrier to adoption of DNA testing. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 106,000 people die annually from adverse drug reactions, a number [more...]
Date: 2004-10-01 07:00:00
Casey Anthony Team Gets “Touch DNA” Testing | The Caylee Daily
Recent Comments hopeful for justice (Wash Pa) on North Carolina Stepmother of Missing Girl Zahra Appears in CourtMaggie on Anthony Defense Gets OK To Look At Coffin Flies, Caylee’s HairErica on Anthony Defense Gets OK To Look At Coffin Flies, Caylee’s HairMorgandy on North Carolina Stepmother of Missing Girl Zahra Appears in CourtPete86047 on Rescue of 33 Trapped Chilean MinersPeggy@Al on Anthony Defense Gets OK To Look At Coffin Flies, Caylee’s Hairshoozeyque on Anthony Defense Gets OK To Look At Coffin Flies, Caylee’s Hair ORLANDO SENTINEL: The judge in the Casey Anthony case [more...]
Date: 2010-09-29 09:20:31
Cat DNA Can Aid in Criminal Investigations | easyDNA Blog
If you have ever inquired about a hair DNA test or know some of the basics of DNA you may know that DNA is found throughout nucleated cells in the body. Since hairs are simply made up of protein then we know that there is no nuclear DNA in hair. The same applies for cats- there is no nuclear DNA in cat hair. However, cat hair and human hair contain what is known as MtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) and this, like nuclear DNA, is unique to each of us. Cat DNA convicts murderer A body was found in a grave on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Police investigators identified the body as belonging to Shirley [more...]
Date: 2010-05-20 08:24:39
The Dolan DNA Learning Center
The Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has put together a series of web sites that teaches everything you'd like to know about, well, DNA, from the basics of DNA structure and genetics, to modern forensics and health. DNA From the Beginning is an animated primer that teaches the basics of classical genetics, the molecules of genetics (DNA), and genetic organization and control using animation, audio, and video to illustrate the concepts. DNA Interactive modules include: - The DNA Code - Methods of DNA Manipulation - techniques essential to current biology research and [more...]
Date: 2005-08-07 03:21:00
Forensic Fridays Seminar Examines DNA Analysis
Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law’s Forensic Fridays series continues with Forensic DNA Analysis: An Introduction. This seminar is designed to offer prosecuting and defense attorneys, law enforcement officers, judges and others involved in the criminal justice system the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of the identification value and limitations of DNA evidence. Among other topics, the speakers will discuss Commonwealth v. Foley, a recent case that resulted in the successful prosecution of a former state trooper for the slaying of a Blairsville dentist. Featured [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 17:45:56
Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this ...
Question by Morgan: Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this the same thing as gel electrophoresis? I take AP bio but I obviously forget. Best answer: Answer by CryBabiesShouldntCry A short history from http://www.dna.gov/basics/analysishistory ‘DNA fingerprinting’ or DNA typing (profiling) as it is now known, was first described in 1985 by an English geneticist named Alec Jeffreys. Dr. Jeffreys found that certain regions of DNA contained DNA sequences that were repeated over and over again next to each other. He also discovered that the number of repeated [more...]
Date: 2010-10-03 04:23:14
DNA to Identify Illegal Adoption
Prokids DNA is an initiative of the University of Granada Genetic Identification Laboratory, University of North Texas Center for Human Identification and Concuil for Justice of the Regional Government of Andalusia. The project is sponsored by BBVA, CajaGRANADA, Fundacion Botin and Life Technologies (USA). Sudoyo Herath, Deputy Director of the Eijkman LBM said the presence of archived data that globally it is expected that the activities of illegal adoption and child abduction to be traded can be prevented. Prokids DNA Project has received rave reviews from several countries, including [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 01:00:08
306 - The Genetic Map of Europe | Strange Maps | Big Think
Which means that forensic scientists now can use DNA to predict the region of origin of otherwise unknown persons (provided they are of European heritage). These are among the conclusions to be drawn from a genetic map of Europe, produced by the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), published in Current Biology’s August 7 issue. In its Science section, the New York Times devotes an article to the study, and reproduces the genetic map. The discovery that autosomal (i.e. non-gender-related) aspects of DNA may be used to predict regional European provenance of [more...]
Date: 2010-05-29 07:00:00
Sorenson moves DNA testing division to Utah
Sorenson Genomics said Monday that it plans to relocate its subsidiary DNA testing division from Houston to the company’s recently expanded genetics laboratory in Salt Lake City. The consolidation move is designed to help keep pace with the growing demand for DNA testing, the Salt Lake-based genetics company said in a news release. The Identigene laboratory in Houston will be closed, and about 25 percent of Identigene’s 40-person Texas work force will be employed at the Salt Lake laboratory, said Sorenson Genomics chief operating officer Douglas Fogg. The remaining employees will receive [more...]
Date: 2010-05-29 11:27:01
Microfluidics and Rapid DNA Analysis « The Writer's Forensics Blog
A recent report from a research group in Birmingham, England and the Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine presented a new rapid method for DNA analysis. The researchers state that with a new DNA processing cartridge that they have developed, DNA results can be obtained in as little as four hours. This could be extremely useful to law enforcement though it does have a few drawbacks. After obtaining the analysis I would assume that it would then be uploaded into the CODIS system for comparison. The problem is that CODIS is not complete [more...]
Date: 2010-08-16 15:29:41
Student Perspectives: North Carolina to Take DNA from Arrestees
Law enforcement practitioners developed several novel techniques to take advantage of the opportunities provided by DNA profiling such as DNA Dragnets, Familial Searching, or Phenotype DNA profiling. Arguably, these practices cause privacy concerns; however these practices have also helped police solve serious crimes. The courts agree that the taking of DNA from a person, by either a buccal swab or blood sample, constitutes a search, and must be reasonable to be authorized under the Fourth Amendment. Furthermore, the Court determined in Skinner v. Railway Labor Executives’ [more...]
Date: 2010-08-05 13:22:45
DNA Services of America
DNA Services of America is a testing company that specializes in Paternity testing, Infidelity testing, Forensics testing, Immigration DNA testing, Genealogy testing, and Animal DNA testing. We have 26 offices throughout the United States and many other collection sites available to serve your needs throughout the United States. DNA Services of America–Seeking the truth when it matters most Tagged with: Adoption • animals • bird • cat • dna • Dog • forensic • forensics • genealogy • horse • immigration • infidelity • paternity • test Filed under: Private [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 02:13:47
DNA fingerprinting simplified
One of the most frequently used tools in biochemistry and biotechnology, agarose gel electrophoresis is a common forensic technique often used in genetic or DNA fingerprinting. The procedure is achieved by moving negatively charged nucleic acid molecules through a gelatinous substance known as agarose by using an electric field. Andrew, in collaboration with his father and other researchers, completed the study, which is published in the January 2008 issue the American Society of Horticultural Science’s journal HortTechnology. The youngest author ever to publish in an ASHS journal, Andrew [more...]
Date: 2008-05-14 04:52:12
Green Valley News & Sun - News > News > Pact with Mexico will use ...
In 2004, DNA analysis first helped forensic anthropologist Dr. Bruce Anderson give a family answers about one young woman who disappeared while crossing illegally into Arizona. “It showed everyone in our office that there’s nothing we can’t do to try to identify a person,” Anderson said. “If it’s only one bone, if we can get some clue to who that person is, the family can contribute a saliva sample and the DNA lab can make that comparison.” Since that case, which led to a family in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner has used DNA to [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 03:20:44
Crime Lab DNA Databases Under the Microscope
Researchers in the field of DNA forensics are calling for the FBI to improve the quality of its sizable genetic database by letting them look under the hood. As Osagie Obasogie explains, reviews of a handful of state crime lab DNA databases have revealed anomalies that might not make prosecutors’ claims that a crime-scene sample matching a profile in the database is “slam dunk” evidence. Genetic information is a powerful law enforcement tool—both for catching criminals and for exonerating the innocent, but both uses require robust, accurate science. Yet quality of the information in [more...]
Date: 2010-04-07 07:00:00
Crime labs need major overhaul, study finds - CNN
And, with the exception of DNA technology, the report concludes experts often overstate how much can be determined by forensic techniques running the gamut from fingerprinting to bite mark and hair analysis. According to the findings, except for DNA technology, "no forensic method has been rigorously shown to have the capacity to consistently, and with a high degree of certainty, demonstrate a connection between evidence and a specific individual or source."The report noted that forensic experts in court cases often overstate what can be proven by forensic methods and even attach a numerical [more...]
Date: 2009-02-19 07:22:00
CT going after company that supplied faulty DNA kits used for ...
CT going after company that supplied faulty DNA kits used for criminal investigations The State of Connecticut is seeking a settlement with a California biotechnology company that supplied the State Police forensics laboratory with DNA testing kits that did not have the promised shelf life and may have caused the loss of some important evidence. While the test kits did not return false results – any information the state lab has reported is accurate – because chemicals in the test kits degraded faster than expected, in cases where only a very small amount of DNA was available, the kits [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 13:30:12
$2.5 MILLION in federal grants approved for Sheriff's DNA analysis ...
$1.5 million will be used to improve the Department’s DNA Program by reducing forensic DNA backlog, improving the capacity for DNA analysis and crime lab infrastructure. One million dollars will be used by the Sheriff’s Department to hire two additional criminalists who will be directly engaged in processing DNA evidence from sexual assaults. New laboratory equipment will be purchased and a consultant will be hired to develop a new software program. An additional grant award of $164,000 from the Department of Justice was approved to help identify missing persons through identification [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 23:27:06
Interview with Telford police forensic and DNA expert « Shropshire ...
As DNA technology advances mean detectives are catching more criminals and American crime drama CSI sees a boom in youngsters following their dream to become a forensic scientist, Kirsty Smallman talks to Telford's Senior Forensic Investigator As DNA technology advances mea... ... But he said it is not the qualifications which are important in their job but often common-sense and inter-personal skills to communicate with victims and put a scene in context. [more...]
Date: 2010-07-09 12:05:14
Unsolved Mysteries In The World: Boston Strangler
Finally, if DeSalvo was driven by a mother fixation, as psychiatrists claimed, why had he chosen young women (including one African American) as five of his last seven victims? The police were impressed at the accuracy of DeSalvo's descriptions of the crime scenes. Though there were some inconsistencies, DeSalvo was able to cite details which had not been made public. However, there was no physical evidence to substantiate his confession. As such, he stood trial for earlier, unrelated crimes of robbery and sexual offenses in which he was known as The Green Man and The Measuring Man [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 23:58:00
Taking of a Blood Sample and Creation of a DNA Profile Found Not ...
In a recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Martin Boroiang v. Robert S. Mueller, III, et al., No. 09-1630, the First Circuit rejected a challenge to the requirement that a blood sample be given by a federal offender for purposes of creating a DNA profile and entering it into a centralized government database. The DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 (“DNA Act”) applies to individuals who have been convicted of a “qualifying federal offense” and who are incarcerated or on parole, probation, or supervised release. It requires such [more...]
Date: 2010-08-27 17:25:01
Vet forensics to curb crime – The Express Tribune
It can revolutionise the investigation system to curb crime and sought out civil disputes, he added. He was attending a national conference titled Animal Forensics: DNA fingerprinting on Tuesday, organised by the UVAS Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology and sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Prof Muhammad Nawaz, the UVAS vice chancellor (VC) said that forensic science was a multidisciplinary approach used resolve disputes in civil as well as criminal litigation. He said that with the latest DNA technology, it was possible to characterise the animals at individual [more...]
Date: 2010-09-22 06:04:57
Science and Nature DNA Extraction Kit « : Blisstree - Serious ...
Genetics and science are everywhere even at the London Toy Fair. I attended the Toy Fair today for PlayLibrary.com and came across the Science and Nature Australia booth. Before I found them, I had asked at the booth selling Science Museum kits whether they had any for forensic science. They didn’t and only had a chemistry set. How old school. Science and Nature, however, has several different science kits and toys. One is Biology Madness that includes instructions for 26 experiments and a DVD with five experiments filmed. The experiments cover many areas of science and include these about [more...]
Date: 2007-01-24 20:47:45
DNA Testing - Legal DNA Tests DNA Testing Center Paternity Test ...
I always find it engaging to watch and read about cases even if they are fictional, knowing that these forensic analysts use the same processes that I use in legal and private DNA identity testing. Maybe someday, forensic analysts will be more involved in solving criminal cases. Hey, a guy can only dream. The relative but successful newcomer to the television world, Bones, explores forensic analysis using bone as the main source of DNA as well as investigative profiling. Being a relative newcomer myself, I decided to do some research into the practical aspects and methods involved in [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 15:20:00
fenian32: Colin Duffy sexually violated in prison search, court told
The court was told that DNA samples taken from a seatbelt, in what is believed to have been the getaway car, and the tip of a latex glove that was found in the vehicle, match DNA samples taken from Duffy and therefore link him to the car. An apparent attempt to burn the car, which had been bought 13 days before the attack through Autotrader for £380, had failed. A forensic scientist told the court that the chance of the DNA found on the latex glove belonging to any other person but Duffy was one in a billion. The probe also heard that DNA on a mobile phone and two matchsticks found inside [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 15:58:36
DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest in 1993 Rape - NYTimes.com
A break in the case came Mr. Barriera’s DNA profile was entered into the National DNA Database in February 2010 after he was convicted of drug possession and transportation charges in Virginia Beach in 2009. That profile was matched to the John Doe indictment in March 2010, and Mr. Barriera was extradited to New York from Virginia last week. “This case is now older than the victim was when she was attacked,” Ms. Bashford told Justice Carol Berkman. Mr. Barriera shuffled slowly into court. He wore a gray sweatsuit and his hands were cuffed behind his back. He did not speak and his [more...]
Date: 2010-09-20 18:08:09
Handshake | The Guidebook To Modern Geek Culture » John Waters is ...
John Waters is narrating a movie about dollhouse diorama death scenes Anyone else confused by the above video? I have no clue what’s going on. I know John Waters is cool. His voice is creepy. I see dollhouses portraying death scenes. And then a bunch of real people talking about serious criminal justice issues. Add up all of these and my final reaction is: “Cool. Wait, what?” According to the film’s website, the documentary, Our Wildest Dreams: A True Crime Documentary of Dolls & Murder, explores a series of dollhouse murder scenes created to train police officers in the 30s and [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 14:09:32
The Returning Casualty Blog » We thank our partners in DNA analysis
Many professionals have helped TRC in its mission, and the DNA analysts have been among the most supportive. Some of the best in the nation have come forth to assist. TRC’s first door opened at Family Tree DNA, a Houston based service that uses state of the art DNA technology to discover the ancestry of its clients (See the website www.familytreedna.com for interesting information about DNA technology, including an interview with BBC.). The company’s President and CEO, Bennett Greenspan, promptly replied to TRC’s request for assistance. Mr. Greenspan and TRC’s General Counsel, Wesley [more...]
Date: 2010-07-14 06:42:23
inqaba biotec and BODE Technology to host 2nd Annual African DNA ...
The 2nd Annual African DNA Forensics Conference to be held on 28 and 29 October 2010 in Pretoria, will bring together leading experts in the DNA Forensics field from the disciplines of Science, Law and Human Rights. Held over two days in Pretoria, it will allow for interactive and in-depth discussions. This will ensure that the knowledge of DNA Forensics is made accessible to non-scientists while also allowing for experts to share their [more...]
Date: 2010-08-07 07:00:00
DutchNews.nl - Forensic scientists launch six-hour dna profile
Scientists at the national forensic institute in The Hague have developed a way to obtain dna out of trace evidence within just six hours, the Telegraaf reports on Friday. At the moment, an emergency dna request takes 48 hours while non-urgent cases can take weeks, the paper says. ‘This new speed is unique worldwide,’ spokeswoman Inge Oeverling told the paper. Police will use the new technique in cases where speed is of the essence, such as murder. The new method is only suitable for use in ongoing investigations and the traditional approach to dna indentification is still needed as [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 09:03:04
UTV News - DNA evidence in RUC murder case
At 14:52 on 01 October 2010, lorna wrote: Billy this murder was thirty years ago. It is less than twenty years since it was first accepted by the court. and still there are problems with DNA. Thank goodness Police forensic has been developed over the years. At 19:30 on 30 September 2010, Billy wrote: DNA profiling has been around for over twenty years in the UK. I still smell at rat!! At 13:33 on 30 September 2010, ruc widow wrote: Jim. All murders including the murders of the RUC officers are now in the hands of the HET we were all invited to Stormont hotel and told [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 21:06:56
Onur the NEC Flim Flam Man
The following is not directly related to Hippocrates/Lynn, but since their "take" on the Italian issue is similar to Onur trying to Turkify/Levantify S.Italians (and Greeks, etc.), there is some relevance. Regarding (essentially self-described) “causasoidist” “Onur”(*) and the “DNA Tribes” nonsense, a small number of forensic STRs cannot give accurate results for ancestry determination. If you look at credible population geneticists in the literature, you’ll see that they use hundreds of thousands of SNPs and/or a smaller number of SNPs demonstrated to be highly informative [more...]
Date: 2010-09-14 23:10:00
Forensic Scientist DNA Analysis Career
Hi there, my daughter is in year 9 @ High School and has been tasked with finding out all she can on the career of a Forensic Scientist - DNA Analyst. Can anyone please provide answers to the following: What does a Forensic Scientist do? What does the job entail? What subjects are best studied at school to help lead one into this career? What qualifications will one need to become a Foprensic Scientist? Any other information/Facts that you may feel are relevant to the role of the F/Scientist that could be of help? Many thanks [more...]
Date: 2010-08-28 06:43:09
Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Caught by Controversial DNA Search ...
Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Caught by Controversial DNA Search Program In California a convicted felon’s DNA will not only be checked to see if they committed other crimes, but it can also check to see if family members might have committed crimes as well.. In less than two years, a new and controversial DNA searching program launched by Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has proven its worth by nabbing a man suspected of being the “Grim Sleeper” who carried out the murders of at least 10 women in the Los Angeles area over the past 25 years. Lonnie [more...]
Date: 2010-07-15 15:00:20
Lastest Home Dna Tests News - Dna Testing Hair
DNA doesn’t match defendant A Kentucky State Police forensic biologist testified Tuesday that DNA found under Amanda Hornsby-Smith’s fingernails didn’t belong to the man on trial in Campbell Circuit Court for allegedly strangling her to death. Read more on The Cincinnati Enquirer Stool DNA test for colon cancer not yet cost-effective The inexpensive stool tests commonly used to screen for colon cancer can be more effective, and much less costly, than newer tests that look for certain genetic markers in the stool, according to a study published Monday. Read more on Reuters via [more...]
Date: 2010-09-23 12:15:32
Forensic DNA Reporter
Are you an experienced DNA Forensic Reporting Scientist? Can you analysis complex DNA mixtures? Have you got Court Room skills and experience? Do you have experience of leading a team? If you have said yes to all of the above then this [more...]
Date: 2010-05-08 12:00:09
Hialeah Man Sentenced to 30 Year Prison Term - Miami Criminal ...
Despite the fact that the assailants broke into the wrong home, they decided to rob the elderly woman. During the robbery they tied up the woman and taped her mouth shut. Detectives were able to locate a fingerprint on a the piece of scotch tape located at the crime scene that matched the defendant's fingerprints. The third case against the defendant was a kidnapping charge that allegedly occurred when the defendant held a pawn shop owner hostage in his home for over 9 hours. The defendant and his accomplices beat the victim for hours in an effort to secure the pass codes to get into his [more...]
Date: 2010-09-15 17:51:45
DNA fingerprinting and electrophoresis « Biology & Geology 4 ESO
The process must be repited several times with different selections of enzymes to build up a detailed fingerprint. DNA fingerprinting has many applications: Paternity and maternity: as some specific DNA patterns are inherited you can prove genetic relations between people (familiar relations). Criminal Identification and Forensics: DNA from samples in a crime scene can be compared with the DNA of a criminal suspect. Personal Identification: DNA can be used to identify yourself, but this doesn’t seem practical as the process is too complex and having a DNA database is expensive. Further [more...]
Date: 2010-03-28 12:14:49
Forensic Anthropology is the practice of physical anthropology, which deals with the identification and recovery of skeletonized human remains (bones) to answer legal questions. Forensic Biology involves DNA test and serological analysis of bodily (physiological) fluids for the purpose of identification. Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry – This involves learning, assessing and identifying mentally-related illnesses and human behavior to obtain legal evidence. Forensic Origin and Cause- This is the study, explanation and identification of a fire to determine the cause of ignition and origin [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 17:47:45
1422200264 DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving)
1422200264 DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving) 1422200264 Details Reading level: Young Adult Library Binding: 112 pages Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers (November 30, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1422200264 ISBN-13: 978-1422200261 Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1 pounds Price:$15.95 1422200264 DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving) Description A flake of skin…a strand of hair…a fleck of saliva…a drop of blood…everywhere we go we leave behind bits of ourselves that are as unique as fingerprints. Each cell contains [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 12:36:45
Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to ...
Dolan DNA Learning Center Adopts Agilent Lab-on-a-Chip System to Teach DNA Techniques to Teachers, Students SANTA CLARA, Calif, Aug. 13, 2009 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Dolan DNA Learning Center (DNALC) has adopted the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer system to teach high school students and teachers how to analyze DNA. The Bioanalyzer uses miniaturized "lab-on-a-chip" technology to replace traditional slab gel electrophoresis techniques, greatly speeding up the process, improving consistency of results and reducing use of hazardous [more...]
Date: 2009-08-14 13:30:12
Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing
Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing. Product Details. Paperback: 520 pages; Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (September 3, 2009); Language: English; ISBN-10: 0123749999; ISBN-13: 978-0123749994 [more...]
Date: 2010-04-27 10:44:27
Organization leads way in DNA profiling
The center is working to make it less expensive and easier on forensics specialists to profile DNA and add it to national databases. Rhonda Roby, an associate professor of forensic and investigative genetics, works to enhance the technology already in use. “We’re trying to make the software make more intelligent calls for us,” she said. “If humans can teach the software how we make calls, then we can let the software do it for us.” More efficient software also decreases the chance for mistakes. “We’re trying to perform the things that we do repetitively, to [more...]
Date: 2010-09-17 05:25:05
Forensic DNA Analyst
Due to continued and exceptional growth a position now exists for an experienced Forensic DNA Analyst to join a leading forensic service provider in Oxford. In this role you will examine DNA mixtures as part of a criminal investigation [more...]
Date: 2010-08-23 23:00:25
Va forensics dept to report on use of familial DNA | Washington ...
The Department of Forensic Science is expected to present its report regarding the use of a controversial form of DNA searching that helps identify criminal suspects using genetic material from their relatives.A report was supposed to be delivered on Wednesday, but the meeting was rescheduled until Friday.The Forensic Science Board — which oversees the department — asked the agency earlier this summer to study the technique of "familial DNA" searches.Prosecutors and defense attorneys have asked the department to use the searches.The searches are used in California and Colorado, but other [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 14:10:30
AIR™ DNA Sample Prep Kits Now Available for Illumina-Compatible ...
Bioo Scientific has expanded its line of kits for next generation sequencing sample preparation with the introduction of the AIR Genomic and AIR Paired-End DNA Sequencing Kits, designed for use with the llumina GAII and HiSeq 2000 sequencers. These kits offer flexible, cost-effective, single day sample preparation protocols. It has become obvious that the use of the same preparatory methods to identify and quantify rare sequences and perform large scale comparative evolutionary studies is not ideal and that there are clear advantages for particular applications over others. Bioo [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 18:12:01
Times Higher Education - Truth Machine: The Contentious History of ...
The story of how genetic profiling revolutionised forensic science enthrals Charalambos P. Kyriacou More than 20 years ago, I was chatting with my colleague Alec Jeffreys in the tea room of the University of Leicester's department of genetics, when I noticed a number of "suits" walk in, apparently looking for someone. They did not look like the usual visitors - laboratory-equipment salesmen - because their suits weren't smart enough. They looked more like characters from Life on Mars, the police series set in the 1970s.Alec muttered something under his breath on the lines of "Oh dear", only [more...]
Date: 2009-05-28 00:00:00
Forensics expert: Child's DNA is consistent with accused blueblood's
Reddin in Paterson that the child’s DNA “is consistent with being an offspring” of the defendant and his now-23-year-old daughter. Crutchley added that she is not a qualified expert on calculating the “paternity probability,” or giving what the statistical chances are that the baby is actually Ayinde’s, based on the DNA profile. The prosecution is expected to present a probability witness next week, to give the DNA results more context for the jury. While the scientific evidence thus does not unequivocally establish Ayinde as the father, neither does it rule him [more...]
Date: 2010-09-30 20:49:33
Expert Witnesses Recently Involved in Challenges « Offshore ...
Agent Irvin Lee Allcox Chemistry;Forensic Chemistry Edward J. LaRue DNA, Serology Atty. Abed Awad, M.A., J.D. Commercial Law, International Law, Matrimonial Law Terry Shaw NEC John E. Tesoriero, P.E. Consulting Engin., Engin. (Unspec.), Forensic Engin. Dr. Henry Kurt Prince, M.D. Obstetrics/Gyn. Dr. Michael M. Baden, M.D. Anatomic Path., Clinical Pathology, Forensic Pathology Officer John Kowal Police/Law Enf. Officer Dr. Lawrence Gene Leichtman, M.D. Clinical Genetics, Pediatrics Dr. Mary Kemp Edwards-Brown, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology Dr. Michael Dennis Katz, M.D. Pediatric [more...]
Date: 2010-07-20 08:02:06