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Wong Defense Questions Credibility Of DNA Lab - Greenville News ...

POSTED: 11:20 am EDT September 20, 2010 UPDATED: 4:41 pm EDT September 20, 2010 NEWTON, N.C. -- A forensic biologist from the with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation testified Monday in the capital murder trial of Edwardo Wong.Wong is charged with fatally shooting Trooper Shawn Blanton in June 2008 during a traffic stop along Interstate 40 near Canton in Haywood County.Russell Holly, an SBI agent, testified he collected items from Wong's vehicle and the scene to be sent off for DNA analysis.The jury saw photos of the items collected -- including weapons removed from Wong's [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 20:41:11

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


X-Tagged.com Adult Social Bookmarking - DNA sequencing

PCR Analysis facilitates the capacity to make millions of DNA copies from a single biological sample. This type of analysis enables the forensic scientist to examine small data such as a few skin cells. It also lessens the chances of contamination of the sample, but it requires very meticulous work. Short tandem repeat (STR) technology Short tandem repeat (STR) technology analyzes all 13 Loci (regions )for DNA testing and is the technology used by the FBI databases at the local, state, and federal level. Short tandem repeat (STR) technology for DNA profiles from convicted offenders, unsolved [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 18:10:35


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


geek speak - Bio-Synthesis, Inc. Begins Mitochondrial DNA Testing

Bio-Synthesis, Inc. begins Mitochondrial DNA Testing or MtDNA, making it one of only a handful of labs to perfect the technology. MtDNA Testing allows Forensic scientist to get a profile from samples that are old or possibly damaged, where the usual technique may not be effective. (Media-Newswire.com) - Recently Bio-Synthesis, Inc. has begun Mitochondrial or MtDNA Testing making it one of only 4 labs in the United States who have perfected the technology and offer it commercially. This expansion has allowed for more varied test options and opens the door to new industries that may benefit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 09:43:00


Rape Kit Backlogs - Importance of Forensic Science - Good Housekeeping

In Los Angeles, a recent decision to test every booked rape kit uncovered DNA evidence from suspects in additional rape cases. Testing every kit, and giving law enforcement the resources they need to investigate sexual assaults fully, makes a dramatic difference in victims' lives — and public safety. Failing to test rape kits denies justice for victims and allows perpetrators to remain free.  Yet the benefit of testing rape kits goes beyond providing prosecutors with investigative tools to bring offenders to justice. It goes beyond just bringing the clarity of DNA evidence into the arena [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 07:29:00


Dna Profiling –a Forensic Tool

It was a tedious task till the advent of the DNA Profiling technique .The advancement in biotechnology has gifted the forensic scientist with the most powerful genetic marker, the DNA, for individualizing and discriminating the [more...]

Date: 2010-06-19 15:32:10


Date: 2010-07-05 08:36:01


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


India may soon have DNA database to crack crime [Science] | Times ...

0 Comments | Times of India, The, Sep 16, 2010 | by Menon, Priya M CHENNAI: The FBI has a DNA index system. The UK has a similar database. And if Parliament passes the DNA Profiling Bill, 2007, India will soon join the league, creating a national DNA database that will help police arrest serial offenders and give a boost to forensic investigation. "The bill, drafted and sent to all ministries and departments for their feedback, has been modified. The final version has been sent to the law ministry, which has sent it to the legal department for final drafting," says Dr J Gowrishankar, head [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 07:00:00


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


CT going after company that supplied faulty DNA kits used for ...

“While the company maintains it sent an e-mail to alert us to the issue, the forensics laboratory has no record of the message. Moreover, when a problem of this magnitude arises, we believe a much more formal notification is required,” gov. Rell said. “I want to stress that none of the results obtained by these tests were false,” said James M. “Skip” Thomas, Commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety. “If the kit returned a DNA profile, it was valid. The problem is that the kits were insufficiently sensitive – they simply did not react to extremely small amounts of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 10:00:13


CS – I Don't Think So! | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

Prosecutors for years have enlisted DNA and other forensic devices to help gain convictions. For example, prosecutors used analysis of wood slivers to help convict Bruno Hauptmann more than 70 years ago in the kidnapping death of Charles Lindbergh's son. ... There is also the article below from a few years ago about the work of Tony Frudakis in DNA profiling. The last line of the article is worth looking at even if you don't read the whole thing. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 04:01:14


Surveillance Studies » Conference: Risky profiles: Societal ...

A concluding round table discussion will be dedicated to explicating current challenges faced by social science research in the field of forensic DNA profiling and datatabasing. Programme. 2 July: 14.00 Welcome and introduction by [more...]

Date: 2010-05-14 12:53:01


FORENSIC DNA PROFILING PROTOCOLS (METHODS IN MOLECULA R BIOLOGY)

Covers PCR-based effort systems, direct-phase minisequencing, and more. DNLM: polymer Fingerprintingmethodslaboratory manuals.http://ebook3000.com/Forensic-DNA-Profiling-Protocols–Methods-in-Molecular-Biology-_84063.html Tags: Medical 07 August 2010 3:57am - E-book « UNIX AND LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION HANDBOOK, 4TH [more...]

Date: 2010-08-07 07:57:07


Bode Technology Continues to Expand Its International Forensic DNA ...

state-of-the-art human DNA analysis and innovative DNA collection products. The range of Bode’s services include diverse offerings such as high-throughput DNA testing services, case work analysis, missing person identification, CODIS databanking of convicted offenders or arrestees, private databanking, as well as paternity and non-forensic identification. Our patented DNA collection systems are in use worldwide for collections of DNA from convicted offenders and arrestees, from crime scenes, as well as from parents and children for genealogy and identification services. Our analysts [more...]

Date: 2010-08-02 19:00:00


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


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


Britain to launch criminal shoe database_11419

“The technology, like the DNA database, has no upper limits as far I am aware,” Piercy told reporters. “We will be putting all the footwear we currently hold in the Forensic Science Service on the database.” Footwear marks can be found on all types of surfaces – carpets, mud and bodies for example. The database will help detectives link the footwear to the crime and to an individual when a suspect is identified, in what is called the Cinderella analysis. The comparison between the database sample and a cast or photograph of the footwear mark from the crime scene can be made [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 08:04:16


Fallible DNA evidence can mean prison or freedom, would you trust ...

False peaks in the profile created by imperfections in the analysis machine may also be mistaken for alleles. This is called "drop-in". This year, the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM), which issues guidance to US labs performing forensic DNA analysis, published new recommendations regarding the interpretation of forensic DNA. These include a suggestion that labs develop strict criteria for deciding what denotes the presence of an allele, and what amount of DNA constitutes the minimum for a profile to be constructed. Labs should also document and define any [more...]

Date: 2010-08-16 17:10:00


forensic dna

DNA profiling (also called DNA testing, DNA typing, or genetic fingerprinting) is a technique employed by forensic scientists to assist. About Forensic DNA About Forensic DNA provides general information on a wide range of topics. DNA from crime scenes also can be compared to profiles stored in a database. Forensic Education and Consulting forensic DNA, forensic education and forensic DNA consulting Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court Forensic DNA Laboratory Organization. Laboratory Structure (cont.a Forensic DNA Lab Report. Basic Elements of a Forensic DNA Laboratory Report . Wildlife [more...]

Date: 2010-06-29 11:10:19


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


Tampa Criminal Lawyer Uses DNA Evidence to Help Exonerate Innocent ...

However, the use of DNA to secure convictions has been growing at a fast pace for many years.  The people who are not benefiting from DNA testing are the people who may be wrongfully accused and convicted before DNA was routinely tested and are now being denied access to this important evidence that could one day set them free. Federal authorities have been collecting DNA samples from everyone detained or arrested since the passing of the 2005 DNA Fingerprint Act.  NDIS – the FBI’s national DNA database gets more than one million DNA files per year and CODIS, an FBI indexing unit that [more...]

Date: 2009-09-16 00:29:10


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


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


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


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


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


DNA-PROKIDS program to help eliminate international human trafficking

Scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) have recently received a $500,000 grant from The Life Technologies Foundation for use in development of the DNA-PROKIDS Project (Program for Kids Identification with DNA Systems). This program will be designed to deter international human trafficking through the use of DNA testing, which will help to reunite abducted and homeless children with their biological parents/families. Through PROKIDS, children who are located and found to be associated with any human trafficking activity, i.e. illegal adoptions, living on the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 00:39:43


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


DNA Fingerprinting Not Exactly Reliable in Forensics

The incredibly small amount of DNA in samples and pressure to gain a conviction can lead to bias, according to an investigation by New Scientist, reports the Daily Mail. The magazine sent a sample of DNA from a real crime scene to 17 experienced analysts in a US lab. The experts’ differing results cast doubts over the technique’s reliability. The sample, from a gang rape, had already been used to convict a man but only one of the 17 scientists came to the same conclusion. Itiel Dror, a University College London scientist, who helped set up the investigation, said: ‘It is time DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 06:40:01


Technology Times Online | Nigeria Police builds DNA laboratory to ...

Superintendent of Police for the Nigeria Police Force, Elias Uzoemeka, said, “we appreciate learning how to use advanced forensic DNA technology from Sorenson Forensics, a highly respected organization among law enforcement agencies worldwide. Today, Nigeria is experiencing economic growth, which enables us to develop advanced law enforcement tools that promote justice and security for our citizens.” Executive Director, Sorenson Forensics, Tim Kupferschmid, said, “we are proud to help educate scientists who will bring forensic DNA technology to Nigeria, the most populous country in [more...]

Date: 2010-06-03 08:19:02


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


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


DNA fingerprinting not exactly reliable in forensics

DNA evidence is not exactly reliable in criminal investigation as interpretation of samples can be highly subjective and prone to error, says a new study. The incredibly small amount of DNA in samples and pressure to gain a conviction can lead to bias, according to an investigation by New Scientist, reports the Daily Mail. The magazine sent a sample of DNA from a real crime scene to 17 experienced analysts in a US lab. The experts' differing results cast doubts over the technique's reliability. The sample, from a gang rape, had already been used to convict a man but only one of the 17 [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 06:30:01


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


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


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


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


UC Davis News & Information :: Dog-fighting DNA database ...

This includes 400 original and initial samples of dog DNA supplied by the Humane Society of Missouri and collected from dogs that were seized in July 2009 during the nation’s largest dog-fighting raid. The database is similar to the FBI’s human CODIS, a computerized archive that stores DNA profiles from criminal offenders and crime scenes and is used in criminal and missing-person investigations. DNA analysis and matching through the canine database, available for a fee only to law enforcement agencies, will help to identify relationships between dogs. This will enable investigators to [more...]

Date: 2010-06-16 07:00:00


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


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


Wildlife crime case solved with the help of RZSS scientists ...

Wildlife forensic scientists were able to analyse fragments of the horn and they were not only able to use the DNA from the horn to identify which species of animal the horn belonged to but also the individual zoo animal from which the horn had been taken. This helped investigators to solve the mystery the horn’s origin. The horn came from a white rhino like this one. A white rhino's front horn can grow to be over a metre in length. Credit:RZSS The DNA from the horn was matched to a blood sample take from an African white rhino called ‘Simba’ who had been housed at Colchester [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:17:08


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


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


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


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


Report: Israeli scientists discover way to counterfeit DNA ...

New York Times reports Israeli firm created blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a third party. By Haaretz Service Israeli scientists have shown it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, according to an article published in the New York Times on Tuesday.The findings could possibly call into question the credibility of DNA as evidence in criminal cases. In their tests, the scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples that contained DNA taking from a different person, the New York Times reported. The article states that the scientists also could take a DNA profile in a database and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 16:54:47


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


Report: Israeli scientists discover way to counterfeit DNA ...

Israeli scientists have shown it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, according to an article published in the New York Times on Tuesday.The findings could possibly call into question the credibility of DNA as evidence in criminal cases. In their tests, the scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples that contained DNA taking from a different person, the New York Times reported. The article states that the scientists also could take a DNA profile in a database and use it to make a DNA sample to match the profile without needing any tissue from the person. The article quotes the lead [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 05:00:00



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