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MIELOMA MULTIPLO ITALIA: Metilazione del DNA nel MIELOMA MULTIPLO

They performed DNA methylation profiling analysis for more than 800 genes, including tumor suppressors, oncogenes, and genes involved in cancer-related cellular processes. This process contrasts with previous studies that focused on the analysis of a single gene. They found only a few genes that were hypermethylated, but importantly found many more hypomethylated genes, even in the earliest stages of multiple myeloma. "Our data suggest that the overall degree of methylation may have some prognostic value, and further studies are needed to determine the functional and clinical significance [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 18:12:00

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Scientist Solutions - DNA MicroArray Basics

Just came across this resource today, while looking up MicroArray companies. Its pretty nice and a great beginner step. DNA microarrays can be thought of as the massively parallel version of Northern blotting. While the Northern blotting technique is capable of analysing for each experiment the expression of one single gene in different conditions, microarrays allow the exploration of the expression levels of thousands of genes in several different conditions in one single run. As Northern blotting and many other classic techniques widely used in molecular biology, the fundamental basis of [more...]

Date: 2009-03-19 19:31:20


Yonder Biology Kicks Off World Cup Fever with Custom DNA Art

Yonder Biology, a DNA Art Company, is offering Custom World Cup DNA Art Images. Just name your favorite country when you purchase a DNA Art Portrait from Yonder Biology and Yonder will combine the two – your DNA image and your country’s colors- to create a one of kind DNA Art. Soccer – Is it in your DNA? Each unique DNA image will be printed on canvas, photo paper or as a premium Face Mount image. How Spanish are you… really? Yonder Biology DNA Art Portraits can be viewed at www.yonderbiology.com. How to purchase your very own DNA Portrait: The process begins with a visit to the [more...]

Date: 2010-07-10 04:01:00


New forensic test can match suspects' DNA with crime samples in 4 ...

Browse > Home / Technology / New forensic test can match suspects’ DNA with crime samples in 4 hours (ChattahBox) – As we have seen even in high profile cases, getting confirmation on a DNA hit can take a very long time. But a newly developed test could make checking DNA from people arrested for crimes with DNA samples from crime scenes stored in forensic databases almost as easy as matching fingerprints. With the test, police could check on whether a person’s DNA matches that found at past crime scenes while suspects are still being processed and before a decision on whether to [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 17:57:32


Feline Fur Flushes Out Felons

The hair cats leave in their owners' homes through their frequent grooming can help authorities to catch criminals. Here, Catster member Leo shows off his grooming technique. New research has revealed that cat fur can help to identify and convict criminals. Dr. Leslie Lyons, a cat genetics expert, pioneered the research. Lyons, who works at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was already compiling information on cat DNA, when she had an “A-ha!” moment. “I’m a big fan of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” she says. In two episodes of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 14:43:50


Can You Cheat In DNA Paternity Test?

DNA Paternity Test is the recent most widely used method of confirming a biological relationship of a supposed father to a child. There are two ways to perform the said test: 1. Court Admissible Test. This is a collection of samples and is performed through a controlled chain-of-custody procedure with a third party to act as a witness and verify the authenticity of the samples. Obviously this is a cheat proof system if a neutral and qualified third party witness is considered. 2. At-Home DNA Paternity Test. DNA Testing kit is usually sent at home and the person involved is responsible for [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 21:15:29


Sosilawati murder: Chemistry Department Needs More Time To Analyse DNA

"We expect that the process can be completed in the near future. However, we cannot provide any time frame when we can hand over the results to the police. "The time taken to complete the DNA profiling depends on the amount of samples available," he said told Bernama. Sosilawati, 47, her driver Kamaruddin Shamsuddin, 44, lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32, and CIMB Bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, went missing on Aug 30 after they went to Banting in Selangor over a land deal. Police found out that the four were killed, their bodies burnt and the ashes thrown into rivers near Ladang [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 22:10:00


Winston-Salem police chief weighs in on new DNA collection law

Winston-Salem Police Chief Scott Cunningham believes the benefits of the DNA Database Act of 2010, which was signed into law by Gov. Beverly Perdue on July 15, far outweighs the concerns raised by civil liberties groups like the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. “We believe that this law will assist the Winston-Salem Police Department and all police departments in the state to clear cases that are pending,” Cunningham said in an e-mail. The law requires state law enforcement officials to collect DNA from cheek swabs taken from suspects arrested for a broad spectrum of [more...]

Date: 2010-07-29 20:14:00


New Device Will Slash Time for DNA Analysis | UANews.org

"Our DNA analysis platform is a fully automated system that doesn't require any human intervention," Zenhausern said. "You load the specimen in a cartridge that can contain all the necessary reagents for processing a sample and place it in the instrument, close the instrument and push a button on the computer, which will control all processing and analysis steps for generating data that can then be loaded in a DNA expert software system for identifying a human profile and matching an offender. That's it." The center developed the technology for the device and designed it for use by law [more...]

Date: 2010-08-17 07:00:00


Genewize for FREE! |

They have patents pending on their process of doing DNA testing with a saliva sample to determine how healthy you are at your genetic level. After analyzing your genetic profile, they formulate a unique and personalized nutritional supplement just for you. Their ingredients are 100% natural, whole food and plant based, and 80-90% organic. They have over 100 ingredients, with many that have even been found to IMPROVE and REJUVENATE DNA. DNA has been all over the news and we are undoubtedly heading away from the “one size fits all” form of nutritional supplementation. Wow! Paul Zane Pilzer, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 09:45:22


Twitter Roundup

RT @sociallifeofdna RT @alondra: Profile of Ann West: Teen Digs for Clues in Family DNA http://bit.ly/cIC7mx Note article in last Tweet has estimate of genetic tests at 1,800. Seems much closer to true than ~800 number we heard earlier in week. Changes on the Horizon as Personalized Medicine Moves into Clinical Practice: http://bit.ly/blY4az Recap from Burrill pers. med conf MT @crossborderbio: DTC link in last tweet is from @CMAJ_News – also contrasts Class III regulation of companion dx. DTC is non-clinical? RT @dgmacarthur: George Church (@geochurch) says cost of genome sequence may hit [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 13:30:26


The Dna Testing Process

Once the DNA test is completed, the result will be sent to the participants via email, letter, fax or as otherwise agreed. The DNA test report should show the individual profile of each person that submitted a sample for the paternity [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 14:32:22


National DNA database and psychiatric patients | Frontier Psychiatrist

The advent of DNA analysis as a powerful tool for crime detection has led to the creation of England and Wales’s National DNA Database (NDNAD). This is one of the world’s largest databases of DNA information, storing profiles of nearly five million individuals (1). We write to raise a concern about the potential impact of this database on people with mental disorders. The NDNAD has long been the subject of scrutiny and criticism with regards to how DNA profiles are collected and retained and from whom. This is because the current regulations on DNA profile collection mean that the NDNAD [more...]

Date: 2010-09-08 08:47:31


How Fingerprinting Helps In DNA Paternity Testing

This form of fingerprinting method is also known as DNA profiling. Using this technique, the individuals are identified on the basis of their unique DNA profiles. This DNA profiling is done by analyzing the VNTR sequences. It stands for variable number tandem repeats. This sequence is found to be different in individuals except in twins. As per the facts mentioned above, the DNA samples of the child will exhibit the similar VNTR loci as that of their parents. This fingerprinting helps in identifying that whether the known father of a child is genuinely his biological dad. In fact, it is [more...]

Date: 2010-08-09 11:41:10


PLoS ONE: Analysis of Short Tandem Repeats by Parallel DNA Threading

Abstract TopThe majority of studies employing short tandem repeats (STRs) require investigation of several of these genetic markers. As such, we demonstrate the feasibility of the trinucleotide threading (TnT) approach for scalable analysis of STRs. The TnT method represents a parallel amplification alternative that addresses the obstacles associated with multiplex PCR. In this study, analysis of the STR fragments was performed with capillary gel electrophoresis; however, it should be possible to combine our approach with the massive 454 sequencing platform to considerably increase the [more...]

Date: 2009-11-13 08:00:00


DNA Fingerprinting - DNA Paternity Testing

Bankruptcy Financial Divorce Other Areas Samples Employment Site Info Miscellaneous DNA FINGERPRINTING - Paternity Testing DNA Fingerprinting is also known as DNA profiling or Genetic Fingerprinting.WHAT IS DNA?DNA is a Deoxyribonucleic acid discovered in 1869 which contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms, including some viruses.WHY IS DNA IMPORTANT?DNA profiling is currently been used for identifying criminals or victims and for paternity or maternity tests. Also, DNA fingerprinting is thought to be a sort of personal identifier [more...]

Date: 2010-01-25 08:00:00


Special offer -- free DNA isolation services from Oragene•DNA samples

DNA Genotek partner company, Precision Biomarker, is offering free DNA isolation services to Oragene DNA customers until Sept 30, 2010. ... Their services include: nucleic acid isolation, SNP genotyping, expression profiling, qPCR protocol design and processing, and custom bioinformatic analysis. Precision Biomarker Resources serves as a Genomics Service Provider for investigators working with DNA Genotek's Oragene•DNA sample collection system. [more...]

Date: 2010-07-27 13:37:00


Science News for Kids: Feature: Scientist Profile: Wally Gilbert

You've won a Lasker Award and a Nobel Prize for your research on sequencing DNA, basically figuring out the order of the letters in this very long word. How does that method work? Fred Sanger in England invented one method, and I invented another with my collaborator, Allan Maxam. The very first piece of DNA we deciphered was only 20 groups long. It took us two years to work out the order of those groups. A typical gene in our body is some ten thousand groups long, so you couldn't possibly work out the entire order of groups for a gene. Then suddenly we discovered a simple way of doing it. It [more...]

Date: 2010-03-31 04:00:00


Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests - Chicago ...

The FDA first signaled a possible shift in direction after another firm, Pathway Genomics, last month moved to sell genetic test kits through Walgreens drugstores. The plan was quickly shelved, but a high-profile congressional committee launched its own investigation. The tests prompting attention are not the highly specialized DNA scans ordered by physicians. Instead, these consumer-oriented offerings evaluate an individual's risk of developing various illnesses or responding variably to different medications, based on test findings. That is problematic because most of the genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-06-15 01:08:00


New Momentum for Criminal Justice Reform | The Defenders Online ...

The seriousness of the problem can be gleaned from the chief source of the heightened momentum for reform: the DNA testing which since 1989 has exonerated 258 men imprisoned after convictions for either rapes or murders, or both. More than 70 percent of those exonerated were convicted either solely or in large measure on the basis of their being mistakenly identified as the perpetrator by one or more eyewitness, according to The Innocence Project, the nonprofit legal clinic affiliated with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University whose mission is to exonerate wrongfully [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 19:12:22


Study Says Nutrition And Heredity Are Genetically Linked

About News News From All Over The World, Right To You ... View News's Profile A challenging goal in biology is to understand how the principal cellular functions are integrated so that cells achieve viability and optimal fitness under a wide range of nutritional conditions. Scientists from the French research centers INRA and CNRS showed by genetic approaches that, in the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis, central carbon metabolism (which generates energy from nutrients) and replication (which synthesizes DNA), two key functions in the fields of nutrition and heredity, are tightly linked. [more...]

Date: 2007-05-16 07:00:00


23andMe Sends Wrong DNA Test Results To 96 Customers

Sending your spit sample to a startup may not seem like such a good idea, after all. On Friday, 23andMe, the company that allows consumers to get portions of their genome tested for a relatively modest fee, announced that “a number of new 23andMe customer samples were incorrectly processed” by the lab 23andMe contracts” to carry out its tests. This resulted in “up to 96″ customers receiving DNA results that were not their own — a major mistake that led to some very confused customers, and will doubtless help bolster the push to increase regulation for direct-to-consumer genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-06-08 03:24:52


Information Processing: BGI visit

Steve Hsu Professor of physics at the University of Oregon. Homepage. Archive. Favorite posts. View my complete profile Next week I'll be a visitor at BGI (formerly Beijing Genomics Institute; see earlier posts here). I'm involved in a GWAS (genome wide association study) of IQ involving a very high end sample with a case-control design. More details (perhaps) after my visit. Long ago I sketched out a science fiction story involving two Junior Fellows, one a bioengineer (a former physicist, building the next generation of sequencing machines) and the other a mathematician. The latter, an [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 22:55:00


Special feature: Texas death row DNA case (Part 3) : SCOTUSblog

Mary A. Fischer Feature Stories Posted Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 8:54 am Part 1 and Part 2 in this series were published earlier on SCOTUSblog. Part #3: Inside Texas–Dallas D.A. “without a doubt” would test DNA evidence –“This case has been brutal.  Why?   Because it’s Texas, that’s why.” Attorney source close to the case. It seems that in the pursuit of truth, like real estate, location is everything.  Had convicted murderer Henry Skinner requested post-conviction DNA testing in Dallas instead of Pampa, where the triple homicide occurred, the Supreme Court would not [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 12:54:53


Genetic Fingerprinting of Bacillus thuringiensis Isolates by ...

RAPD-PCR mixture was set up that contained 20-50 ng of genomic DNA, 40 pmol of primer, 1 U of Taq polymerase (Bangalore GENEI.), 200 uM (each) deoxynucleoside triphosphate, 10 mM Tris-Cl (pH 8.3), 50 mM KCl, 3 mM MgCl2 and 1% DMSO. Each reaction mixture was overlaid with 25 ul of mineral oil and amplified with a Perkin-Elmer Cetus DNA Thermal Cycler model TC-1 as follows: (i) Initial denaturation, 1 cycle consisting of 5 min at 94oC and (ii) 35 cycles, with 1 cycle consisting of 1 min at 94oC, 2 min at 36oC, and 3 min at 72oC, followed by a final extension step at 72oC for 10 min. RAPD [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 16:32:00


» MFL Recruitment Madras Fertilizers Limited : Answer if you can..

MFL Recruitment Madras Fertilizers Limited Madras Fertilizers Limited (MFL) is a Leading Public Sector invited application forms for the following posts in 2010; MFL may be recruited similar posts in 2011. Post Name: Technical Assistant -Operations (Trainee) Qualification: Diploma in Chemical Technology / Chemical Engineering / Petrochemical Technology / Petrochemical Engineering Post Name: Technical Assistant – Maint. (Mechanical) Trainee Qualification: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Post Name: Technical Assistant – Maint. (Electrical) Trainee Qualification: Diploma in Electrical [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 03:38:33


FDA to Regulate Genetic Testing by DTC-Companies Like 23andMe ...

This form of testing, which is also known as at-home genetic testing, provides access to a person’s genetic information without necessarily involving a doctor or insurance company in the process. Almost two years ago I wrote about 23andMe (23andMe: 23notMe, not yet),  a well known DTC company, that offers a genetics scan (SNP-genotyping) to the public ‘for research’, ‘for education’ and ‘for fun’: “Formally 23andMe denies there is a diagnostic purpose (in part, surely, because the company doesn’t want to antagonize [more...]

Date: 2010-06-14 02:25:05


Steve Talbott's genomic dynamite (What's Wrong with the World)

How could we hold our heads up with high-browed, post simian dignity when, as the New Scientist reported in 2003, “chimps are human”? If the DNA of the two species is nearly the same, and if, as most everyone seemed to believe, DNA is destiny, what remained to make us special? Such was the fretting on the human side, anyway. To be truthful, the chimps didn’t seem much interested. And their disinterest, it turns out, was far more fitting than our angst. The bulk of the essay is given to careful explication of the inadequacies of the long-regnant genomic model to explain gene expression. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 01:51:53


Cellular Clock Movement Supports Seismic Modifications In ...

Human cells have only got so many lives, same as cats. When divided over time they are altered, slow down and gradually quit separating – this is referred to in scientific terms as cellular senescence – . Already biologists understand that a cellular timer made up of structures at the end of the chromosome called Telomeres, document any activity regarding the cells’ lives and the number that have been exhausted. Until this point, researchers have yet to learn how the running of the clock determines the mortality of the cells. An investigation [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 21:49:26


University researchers working to perfect micro DNA technology ...

University of Virginia researchers are working to develop “lab-on-a-chip,” which could drastically change such scenarios by shrinking technology that requires time, laboratories full of people and expensive equipment into a glass slide smaller than a credit card. Such technology has been promised for close to two decades, warns James Landers, a University of Virginia professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering and an associate professor of pathology. He is the lead researcher for the lab- on-a-chip project. While he is cautious about the “unknowns” yet to be dealt with, Landers [more...]

Date: 2008-11-14 05:01:00


Monday round-up : SCOTUSblog

Reviews of Brennan bio; Greenhouse on Justice Breyer’s book; proposed recusal reform; and the local take on the Snyder v. Phelps church. Justices both past and present made news over the holiday weekend.  In the New York Times Book Review, Dahlia Lithwick describes the new biography of Justice William Brennan as “a far more informative account of what the man achieved than why he did it.”  Stewart Pollock also reviews the book in the Newark Star-Ledger.  (Thanks to How Appealing for the link.)  Meanwhile, ACSblog interviews Stephen Wermiel, one of the book’s co-authors; he [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 17:35:41


Food And Diet For Blood Type O

Your blood type O, A, B or AB is a powerful genetic fingerprint that identifies you as surely as your DNA. The key to the significance of the blood type can be found in human evolution: Type O is the oldest Type A evolved with the agrarian society Type B emerged as humans moved north into colder, harsher territories Type AB is a modern adaption, a result of intermingling of disparate groups How It Affects You A chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the food you eat. The blood type plan lets you zero in on the health and nutritional information that correspond to your exact [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 11:00:56


Choose Dna Testing Lab Carefully | Studio WebDesign Blog

Due to intricate nature of a DNA, matching genetic data for developing genetic relation is much easier. This test is also frequently used in the cases of paternity disputes. Without getting any DNA sample from father, you can prove the relation from your DNA sample. Biologische vader is not needed to contribute DNA sample for conducting this test. Just by taking DNA sample from a close relative of alleged father to determine the actual relation. You can look for a good testing lab for carrying out DNA-testwithout any hassles. Highly detailed and reliable report will be easy to compare. Such a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:39:23


The Housing Helix with Jonathan Miller · Unraveling the DNA of the ...

Adam Leitman Bailey, Real Estate Attorney, Founder, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., Author 13 Oct 2010 I interview the always intense Adam Leitman Bailey, the eponymous founder of the real estate law practice that specializes in real estate. He’s involved in two high profile cases at the moment, representing the developer of the proposed mosque and cultural center near Ground Zero in a lawsuit and the recent decision in favor of his clients in the case against the sponsor of a luxury condominium building on the Upper East Side who must return a $510,000 buyer’s deposit.  Adam [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 14:11:16


The Boss Part 2 - Getting To Know DNA: Structure 10/4/10

Mr. Jesse Craig Centennial, Colorado, United States I am in my 13th year of teaching Science at Arapahoe High School. Our department is in the process of finding ways to put our students in charge of their own learning. Podcasts of my classroom teaching allow my students the opportunity to review important material. Blogging allows my students to continue class discussions outside the walls of the classroom. View my complete profile This blog hosts podcasts created by Mr. Jesse Craig at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, CO. The podcasts are designed to provide outside-of-class help to my [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 20:48:16


Information About Aminocentesis | I am pregnant!

Except for the traditional conventional blood sample, there are lots of methods utilizing a variety of sampling now available in profiling DNA for paternity identification. A single of these advanced systems is known as amniocentesis. It truly is in addition referred to as amniotic fluid test or AFT. Originally, amniocentesis is a prenatal method to diagnose the chromosomal abnormalities and fetal infections. The amniocentesis is performed inside the second trimester or throughout the 14th to 20th weeks of pregnancy. In this action, the OB-GYN uses ultrasound to guide a thin needle into the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 10:47:28


Advantages Of DNA Paternity Test

DNA Paternity Test is trusted way of confirming a biological relationship of a supposed father to a child. In fact here are the two methods used to perform this type of test. 1. Court Admissible Test – Collection of samples is performed through a controlled chain-of-custody procedure  with a third party to act as a witness and verify the authenticity of the samples.  This is a cheat proof  system if a neutral and qualified third party witness is used. 2. At-Home DNA Paternity Test. DNA Testing kit is  usually sent at home and the person involved is responsible for collecting his own [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 18:22:54


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


Edinburgh Solves The Rhino Mystery

From the individual DNA profile generated from the seized horn, the mystery of where it had come from was solved when it was matched to a blood sample. This revealed that the rhino was an elderly African white rhino, known as "Simba" that had been housed at Colchester Zoo. He had been euthanised due to medical issues relating to his age and had then been sent to an abattoir as the law dictates. As Dr Ross McEwing continued, scientific techniques such as these can provide investigators with crucial evidence; “When dealing with DNA profiles, we can generate very powerful results. Just like [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 12:19:00


Methods Use To Perform DNA Paternity Test | Daily Health Care Tips

At-Home DNA Paternity Test DNA Testing kit is sent at home and the person accounts for collecting his own sample. This nature of collection gives an opportunity to cheat on the test by submitting someone else’s sample which will unexpectedly lead to a negative result. This kind of test however is not admissible in court and is usually administered out of plain curiosity. The accuracy of the DNA Paternity Test is normally established if administered by an accredited and experienced DNA Testing Laboratory. It can actually provide a probability of paternity in excess of 99.99% or alternatively [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 20:06:12


DNA Testing- The Process_9585

DNA testing, accordingly, is the scientific process and technique employed to competently identify individuals through their respective DNA features. This is also known in this field by other terms, such as DNA profiling, DNA typing,Nike TN Requin, or genetic fingerprinting. DNA profiles are encrypted sets of numbers that reflect the genetic makeup of a person. This can be used to identify and verify that person accurately. In this technique,mercurial glide, it uses repeat sequences which scientists describe as highly variable. These are what are known technically in this field as the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 11:03:33


Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence: Law and Order: SVU ...

When a person reports a sexual assault, she - or he - will be asked to undergo a sexual assault evidence collection kit (a "rape kit") exam, a four- to six-hour process to collect DNA evidence from his or her body. Rape kit testing can identify an unknown assailant, confirm a suspect's contact with the victim, corroborate the victim's account of the assault, identify serial rapists by connecting crime scene evidence from separate incidents, and exonerate innocent suspects. Yet experts, including the Department of Justice and members of Congress, have estimated that hundreds of thousands of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 23:52:00


How Do I dna testing ?

The IDENTIGENE complete array of services extends from paternity testing to forensic testing and family reconstruction. You can be sure that tests performed in IDENTIGENE DNA Testing Centers will be fast, accurate and confidential. IDENTIGENE DNA Paternity Testing Centers utilize an extensive laboratory process involving bar-coded DNA samples, robotics and a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) assuring the highest quality of service achievable in the industry. IDENTIGENE employs system controls, checks and balances to provide reliable and accurate DNA and paternity test [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 05:59:08


DNA entry backlog tops 6000 at state lab in Idaho - Spokesman.com ...

October 10, 2010 in City, Idaho DNA entry backlog tops 6,000 at state lab in Idaho IDAHO FALLS – There are more than 6,000 DNA samples from convicted felons in Idaho waiting to be processed and entered in state and national DNA Index Systems, an Idaho State Police official says. Forensic Services Quality Manager Matthew Gamette said the backlog at the Idaho State Lab includes samples dating back to 2006. “We’re doing all we can to maximize the system,” Gamette told the Idaho Falls Post Register. “We’re trying to do what we can to throw as many resources as we can at [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 07:00:00


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


Nutrigenomics or Nutrigenetics = DNA Diet | AntiAging - AgeLESSing ...

Nutrigenomics or Nutrigenetics = DNA Diet by John on June 9, 2010 Subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Nutrigenomics or Nutrigenetics Spells “Diet” with DNA Nutrigenomics or nutrigenetics is a new field of study in diet and nutrition. You might call this the DNA Diet. Studies are emerging that show the promise of nutrigenomics — the science of how your genes interact with food. At Stanford University, researchers assigned 138 overweight and obese women to either a low-fat or low-carb diet, depending on their genes. Those assigned the right diet for their genotype lost five [more...]

Date: 2010-06-09 13:19:03


Forensic Serology Information Page

What is Forensic Serology?According to forensic serologist Marcella Jones of www.ForensicMentor.com, forensic serology is the analysis of body fluids as they relate to forensic cases, including DNA analysis. Accordingly, the role of the forensic serologist involves:Examining evidence for the presence of body fluids e.g. blood, semen, hair, tissue, saliva, feces, and urineEvaluating evidence for potential DNA analysisEvaluating species of body fluidsPerform PCR (polymerase chain reaction) based typing of STR (short tandem repeat sequences) of genomic DNA, or mitochondrial sequence analysis of [more...]

Date: 2010-02-04 08:00:00


Graphene could revolutionize DNA sequencing - physicsworld.com

By feeding individual strands of DNA through nanometre-sized holes, researchers in the Netherlands say they have proved the principle of a revolutionary new DNA sequencing technique. The breakthrough is part of a worldwide race to develop fast and low-cost strategies to analyse these codes that underpin the chemistry of life. The genetic profile – or "genome" – of an organism is determined by recording the full sequence of acid base pairs that make up its DNA. In 2003, the Human Genome Project made history by determining the entire human genetic code – 3 billion DNA base pairs that took [more...]

Date: 2010-07-21 08:44:52


Rape Kit Examination Leads to Solving Crimes - The Daily Beast

Like many victims, the courageous teen spent the next several hours in a hospital emergency room, where doctors examined her and prepared an evidence collection kit that they knew could supply a forensic link to the stranger who committed the devastating crime. The exams are intrusive and impersonal, too, yet survivors submit to them in hopes that the results will bring a perpetrator to justice. But there were no DNA databanks operative at that time, and no suspect against whom to compare the DNA left on the young woman's body. So her evidence kit was stored alongside thousands of others in [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 02:42:17


Technology Review: A Portable DNA Detector

A new portable DNA analyzer performs real-time analysis of blood samples left at the scene of a crime. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, developed the device, which packs microfluidics, electronics, optics, and chemical detection technology into a single briefcase-sized unit. "While previous groups have developed lab-on-a-chip systems, none of them have succeeded in making a completely portable, robust system that can be used at a scene," says team leader Richard Mathies. On-site CSI: After a blood sample is collected from the scene of a crime, this briefcase-sized [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 04:00:00



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