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French National DNA Database Found Constitutional, with Reservations

The French Constitutional Council recently reviewed the constitutionality of several articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the National DNA Database. This database was initially created in 1998 and was designed to include only the genetic data of convicted sexual offenders. Its content was further extended to cover other serious offenses and to include suspected offenders by various laws. The Council rejected arguments that the provisions violated principles on the safeguarding of human dignity and the inviolability of the human body, respect for private life, presumption of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 08:15:02

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Judge orders LoPorto, McInerney to submit DNA samples - troyrecord.com

Feit, in papers filed with the court, had argued Smith has no authority under the law to seek DNA via a search warrant. Herrick disagreed and ruled the judge-appointed Smith was working in the same capacity a district attorney would, but Feit was adamant outside the courtroom. “That is based on law. This is a nation of laws, I believe,” he said. Both Feit and Long called Smith’s request for DNA a “fishing expedition” in their papers and expressed privacy concerns about whether the DNA samples would enter a database of criminals if no match is made and no charges are brought. Herrick [more...]

Date: 2010-09-15 08:20:11

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

Advocates in South Florida push to implement new law that takes ...

Beginning in January, felony suspects will be required to submit DNA samples to police for inclusion in a national database. But there’s no money to run the program. Until now, the state collected DNA after felony convictions. But if police could take DNA at the time a suspect was arrested, state officials said, it might help identify repeat offenders quicker and help keep them from again committing serious crimes. Florida is the 24th state to enact the law. That’s where Karen Foster comes in. A member of the Surviving Parents Coalition advocacy group, she sent proposals to the Broward [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 06:25:56

Toyota Enviro Outreach 2010: The Plant DNA Barcoding Project

Our goal is simple (but important) to have a complete database of DNA barcodes for all South Africa’s plant species. This database will allow scientists in the future to be able to identify plants by matching the DNA barcodes of plants that they collect to that of plants that are already in the database. What will we collect? Basically every plant that we will encounter during the 17-day fieldtrip but priority will be given to indigenous and endemic flowering plants. At least three individuals/plants from different localities will be sampled for genetic studies. We will pick a couple of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 16:37:00

Blog Carnival – DNA in turmoil in Australia - Human Rights in Ireland

But what is clear is that the nation’s justice institutions have become newly wary. The government of New South Wales, one of the first to join Australia’s national DNA database, stopped receiving DNA from some jurisdictions because of concerns (fueled partly by the Leskie case) about the databasing of victims’ DNA. Victoria Police responded to its most recent debacle by taking the stunning (and somewhat baffling) step of suspending all DNA testimony for a few months, reportedly to refine statistical protocols. Although such testimony has since resumed, prosecutions based solely on [more...]

Date: 2010-05-04 13:29:47

Police News - DNA Database Solves 20 Year Old Rape

We were able to bring Marshall to justice as a result of a DNA match on the National DNA Database¬Three months earlier he had been arrested by another force for an unrelated matter. A DNA sample was taken from him and this was [more...]

Date: 2010-07-28 06:56:00

Newsletter No.159

Groups across the country are helping to facilitate a nationwide tour of Erasing David – a documentary about privacy, surveillance and the database state. Phil Booth, our National co-ordinator is hitting the road with David Bond the film maker and producer Ashley Jones to help raise awareness of the victims of the Database State that lie behind the headlines of privacy abuses. Tour Locations: University of East Anglia,  11th November, Time 7pm Manchester – to be confirmed Glasgow – to be confirmed + ‘Erasing David’ screenings  + The producers of Erasing David  are offering [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 11:07:09

FamilyTreeDNA: 6th International Conference 30-31 Oct Houston

HOUSTON, (August 11, 2010) -- Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, will host its 6th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy on October 30-31, 2010, at the Sheraton North Houston in Houston, Texas. Each year, world renowned experts in genetics and science present cutting-edge developments and exciting new applications at this two-day educational forum which draws attendees from Family Tree DNA's Group Administrators from around the world. This year's conference will focus on the new Family Finder test which allows customers to find relatives across all ancestral [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 23:17:00

Who wants ID cards? | Blogs | Blogs, Podcasts and Video | Opinion ...

You'll forgive me for being puzzled, as we are living in a country where: * we have an unelected prime minister * we have a national police DNA database that is kept even if you are released with no charge * the labour govt has ..... Apart from pros and cons of ID card system, i would like to mention one technical issue about this. Database for ID card system will hold personal information and "Bio-metric" information. Now the question is why would government want to [more...]

Date: 2008-09-25 11:35:00

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

Report on the meeting between Hindraf/HRP Leaders and Senior JPN ...

They should adopt DNA profiling where necessary. 7) All, that is really required, is for the hospital where the child is born to be made responsible for the registration of the birth. The birth then goes into the national database of births . The birth is registered – a birth certificate should be issued. For deviations from the normal case, like for births at home or for abandoned children – a similar simple enough alternative procedure needs to be established. 9) The Government should extend the e-Government system to cover this crucial need. 10) The Government needs to set up a [more...]

Date: 2010-08-15 11:02:59

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Family Tree DNA Announces ...

The following announcement was written by Family Tree DNA: HOUSTON, (August 11, 2010) -- Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, will host its 6th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy on October 30-31, 2010, at the Sheraton North Houston in Houston, Texas.  Each year, world renowned experts in genetics and science present cutting-edge developments and exciting new applications at this two-day educational forum which draws attendees from Family Tree DNA's Group Administrators from around the world.  This year's conference will focus on the new Family Finder test [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 23:29:44

Human Ancestry And Migration

The Genographic Project, launched in April 2005, is a five-year genetic anthropology study that aims to map historical human migration patterns by collecting and analyzing DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. Field researchers at 10 regional centers around the world collect DNA samples from indigenous populations. The company also sells self-testing kits: for US$100 anyone in the world can order a self-testing kit from which a mouth scraping (buccal swab) is obtained, analyzed and the DNA information placed on an Internet accessible database. The genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 01:49:04

The Genographic Project: DNA Testing Hits Home | Brain Pickings

Here comes the cool part: You can order a kit and test your own DNA. At home. Then submit the results to the National Geographic database for analysis, not only finding out your own geneticgenetic journey but also becoming a little flag on the great big map of human geneaology. So far, they’ve received results from nearly 300,000 people and raised over $8 million. The whole thing is, of course, a non-profit and any money they raise, after covering the cost of the kit and the data processing, gets funnelled back into the project, mostly into The Legacy Fund — a grant-giving charity that [more...]

Date: 2008-09-29 11:01:40

DNA Criminal Investigation, Crime Prevention And Detection

DNA can be taken from a suspect and checked against the National DNA Database. DNA taken from other crime scenes may be linked to that person. DNA can positively identify offenders through DNA taken from discontinuance relatives. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 13:13:30

Obama Supports National DNA Database of 'Presumed Innocents ...

Obama Supports National DNA Database of ‘Presumed Innocents’‎ Posted by PUPPETGOV on Mar 29th, 2010 and filed under Big Brother, Headlines, New World Order, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed. President Barack Obama recently expressed support for DNA sampling within the criminal procedure upon arrest by local, state and federal authorities. ~Infoshop News In an interview with “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh, President Obama “expressed strong [more...]

Date: 2010-03-29 15:24:05

Early Settlers of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants

(http://www.samford.edu/schools/ighr/) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. The institute is academically and professionally oriented and is cosponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Family Tree DNA (http://www.familytreedna.com/) and other cooperative ventures, including the National Geographic Society's Genographic Project and AfricanDNA.com, now comprise the largest non-medical DNA testing program in the world. Family [more...]

Date: 2008-08-21 04:49:00

Will Universal DNA Database Stop Crime?

Many in government and especially law enforcement are calling for a national DNA database. The Medical and Health Insurance Industry wants one and they have the lobbyists on "K-Street" to get anything past Congress. October 11th, 2010 [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 16:47:36

Will Universal DNA Database Stop Crime?

Many in government and especially law enforcement are calling for a national DNA database. The Medical and Health Insurance Industry wants one and they have the lobbyists on "K-Street" to get anything past Congress. October 10th, 2010 [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 22:14:57

Will Universal DNA Database Stop Crime?

Many in government and especially law enforcement are calling for a national DNA database. The Medical and Health Insurance Industry wants one and they have the lobbyists on "K-Street" to get anything past Congress. October 12th, 2010 [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 22:48:16

Johnson: Give DNA Storage Plans A Chance

Shadow Home Secretary calls on coalition government for period of grace before binning potential evidence… ... The Shadow Home Secretary has suggested that the DNA of those arrested should be held for the next six years to determine if there is a firm case for doing so. During a debate at the APA-ACPO conference, Alan Johnson told Policing and Justice Minister Nick Herbert that using stored DNA to check against evidence found at crime scenes is a valuable weapon in detecting crime. The new coalition government has pledged reform of the national DNA database amid concerns that samples of [more...]

Date: 2010-07-01 07:07:00

Method behind the madness. « Headlines Today

Everyone wants their child safe, so if the Government suggested more surveillance of paedophiles, extra CCTV and a national DNA database, which person is going to stand up and deny that, after all it is being brought in to protect [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 12:40:13

Starchild Skull 2010 DNA Result - Earth Changes and the Pole Shift

Part of the nuclear DNA have can thus reduced to its ( expected ) of human origin, while have surrendered to others subsections at all , no significant similarities and similarities to other earthly creatures. That is, the genotype of the father was definitely not found in the database of the National Institutes of Health (NIH ) in Maryland. The NIH is the world 's largest database of genetic information of many species of viruses , bacteria , crustaceans, fish to all types of plants and animals , including primates and humans. These results of DNA analysis were repeated several times and [more...]

Date: 2010-09-26 08:31:32

Orchid Cellmark to conduct DNA analysis for five UK police forces ...

Orchid Cellmark to conduct DNA analysis for five U.K. police forces – News-Medical.Net … of mouth swab samples for submission to the UK National DNA Database, to the collection and analysis of a range of evidence types for the investigation of the most serious crimes. The company also conducts its market leading paternity and immigration … Orchid Cellmark to conduct DNA analysis for five U.K. police forces – News-Medical.Net No related [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 04:05:00

Orchid Cellmark Announces DNA Contracts With Five New UK Police Forces

Each three-year contract, extendable for an additional seven years, is to conduct DNA analysis of crime scene samples for submission to the National DNA Database. Cellmark was awarded 100% of the work tendered as the 'DNA Crime Scenes [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 18:09:37

A Girl In Mexico In The 1930s Went Into A Mineshaft And Found An ...

However, Mr Pye believed the samples were contaminated and had it re-tested by a different lab in 2004, which managed to recover mitochondrial DNA, but not nuclear DNA. This meant either the nuclear DNA was too degraded to recover, or the DNA from the father was too different from that of a human to be detected. This year, the skull was tested by an ultra high-tech genetic lab, which was unable to match part of the nuclear DNA samples to any other samples in the enormous genetic database at the US National Institutes of Health. Mr Pye is convinced it is only a matter of time before the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 18:17:19

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

Dallas Doings

Bennett Greenspan: discovering Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing The Dallas Jewish Historical Society will present another offering of its “Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series,” with acclaimed speaker and DNA expert, Bennett Greenspan.  The program will accompany the Dallas Jewish Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and board installation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the Zale Auditorium of the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Bennett Greenspan will discuss researching Jewish history through the lens of DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-05-20 08:07:18

Technology Review: A Genetic Christmas Story

Some people may have received an unusual gift this holiday season: an ancestry testing kit that uses a small swab of DNA to shed light on near and ancient family history. It sounds, at first, like a novelty item. But the kit may provide long-term assistance to scientists who are hoping to track the history of the human race. In one project, spearheaded by National Geographic Society and IBM, participants buy a kit for $99.95, scrape some skin cells from the inside of their cheek, and send the samples in for analysis. Once the DNA is processed, participants learn their haplogroup -- the [more...]

Date: 2005-12-27 00:00:00

Feedback from Interpol DNA User's Conference | DNA Project - South ...

This time last week I was sitting at the Interpol Headquarters in Lyon, France listening to the Chief of the USA FBI CODIS Unit talk about International DNA Exchange methods. This was only one of approximately 35 fascinating presentations delivered by representatives from over 50 countries. As you may well imagine, participating in a conference of this magnitude was extraordinary, and the value of being able to interact with the other representatives: priceless. A special mention of thanks needs to go to our generous sponsor, The Open Society Foundation for South Africa, which enabled us to [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 10:51:03

The Need to Know: DNA Testing on Exhumed Bodies and Genetic ...

In addition to the circus of exhumation, DNA testing has been used increasingly in the much more sobering realms of solving criminal cases and identifying the remains of unknown soldiers. And through programs like National Geographic’s The Genographic Project, each of us, for about $100, can receive a participation kit and contribute to scientific efforts to more thoroughly understand the history of humankind. The cheek swabs we send through the mail to Genographic are offered in the name of scientific discovery. Very different are state laws that require criminals to submit genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-07-28 06:00:52

The Genetic Genealogist | Family Tree DNA Reaches 500000 DNA ...

HOUSTON, February 9, 2009 (For Immediate Release) – Family Tree DNA (http://www.familytreedna.com), the world leader in genetic genealogy, announced today that it received its 500,000th DNA test order for genealogy and anthropology purposes. This number of historic significance includes Family Tree DNA’s own customers as well as the public participation samples in National Geographic and IBM‘s Genographic Project (www.nationalgeographic.com/genographic), which are also processed by Family Tree DNA. Founded in April 2000, Family Tree DNA was the first company to develop the [more...]

Date: 2009-02-13 00:51:59

Writtenwyrdd : Who does what at the crime scene: Police Procedures ...

If efforts to find a DNA match come up empty — that is, if the perpetrator is not yet profiled in the database — the police in these states can search for partial matches between crime-scene samples and offenders in their record base. If they find a partial match, they can zero in on relatives of the profiled person as possible suspects." Source found here. The DNA Fingerprint Act of 2005 may be useful for you to know, as well. The law is  42 U.S.C. 14132(d)(1)(A), which basically states that the Feds are allowed to keep a database of DNA fingerprints for people "convicted of a crime, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 06:00:00

Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Good Morning America featuring a ...

Lorine McGinnis Schulze I'm an incurable genealogist as well as avid collector of antiques. I have a collection of over 3,000 cdvs (Cartes de Visite) from the Civil War era and am running out of room for all my antique photo albums View my complete profile 12 Months of Finding Ancestors (3) 1837 Rebellion (1) 1861 Canada Census (4) 1881 Census (4) 1891 Canada Census (1) 1911 United Kingdom Census (2) 1930 American Census (2) 25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs (1) A Huron Carol. Christmas Carols (1) A Y Jackson (1) Abandoned in Australia (4) Abstract Indexes to Deeds (1) African American [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:27:00

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

I did a DNA test to find out my roots

I did two just to see if the 2nd one would confirm the first, I did one with national geographic and the other with 23andme. The latter one was better because they have a database that allows you to find people who could be related to you, I am Arab so I found a lot of jews, arabs, and some europeans had shared my genes. I also have Asian and African in my ancestry but that is expected, it also produces feedback on your health [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 14:50:15

DNA repair causes damage - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life ...

A supposedly accurate DNA repair mechanism employed by cells to fix double-strand breaks can surprisingly increase the nearby mutation rate by up to 1400 times, providing a possible explanation for the accumulation of tumor-causing mutations in cancerous tissues. Previously, "we saw that DNA breaks are present in precancerous legions," said molecular oncologist Thanos Halazonetis of the University of Geneva, who did not participate in the research. "These breaks, based on this finding now, could perhaps explain mutations in oncogenes that drive cancer progression." Cancer [more...]

Date: 2007-08-27 07:00:00

Research Funding at Emory Increases 10.5 Percent, Exceeds ...

The grant will allow the center, housed at the Rollins School of Public Health, to continue its mission to prevent cancer and reduce health disparities among residents of rural southwest Georgia. $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to a biologist to further research into whether monarch butterflies can cure themselves and their offspring of disease using medicinal plants. A few examples of the more than 250 grants received through ARRA: $3.4 million for Emory and its partners to create an international genomics database from patients with autism and other developmental disorders. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 18:15:26

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine opens for ...

Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Medical Center, and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy; and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 13:33:50

MetroList Services launches MetroListPro Websites-powered by ...

From developing efficient MLS licensing and simple provisioning processes online, to integrating IDX compliance into the very DNA of the MetroListPro Websites that further enhance the security of listing content, MetroList will always ensure the highest level of data integrity. “We know that MetroList Participants are going to love their elegant and powerful MetroListPro Websites, and trust they will greatly appreciate the new ability to inexpensively license such great tools and deliver outstanding listings content to their customers,” added Chaver. # # # About MetroList Services, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:33:15

Infosecurity Adviser says there are greater intrusions to fear ...

In his online blog, Barwise notes that a sample of 30 ordinary UK citizens were assembled back in January to debate the pros and cons of the national DNA database. "This has been a highly charged subject for years, not least due to the progressive extension of the scope of the database, culminating in recent proposals to include young children who might offend in the future - or indeed everyone in the country," he said, adding that the issue arouses strong emotions. The proposed telecommunications database, however, he adds, would disclose your circle of business and social contacts, as well [more...]

Date: 2008-08-04 15:24:00

Michael v. Young: A National DNA database?

I'm inclined to think that a national DNA database would not necessarily infringe any privacy rights. Because I don't think anyone really cares about their genetic code as it would be used by law enforcement, I don't see that there is much to object to so long as we are sure that the intended use remains the only use. Basically, DNA for law enforcement functions as a kind of super-fingerprint -- and I take it that nobody considers themselves to have a privacy interest in their fingerprints, no matter how unique. I could imagine abuse of a DNA database, of course. For example, if the DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-03-15 19:32:00

DNA database quango calls for greater transparency | Kable

The National DNA Database Ethics Group has said there needs to be an auditable process for databases used in parallel with the National DNA Database In its annual report 2009-2010, the group says it will explore what steps are necessary to regularise police databases that run alongside the DNA Database. They include systems holding information relevant to counter terrorism, missing persons and contamination elimination. "Their purposes need to be clearly defined, with robust oversight and standards in place. They also need to be transparent. The existence of these databases raises a risk of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-06 08:37:18

ConservativeHome: Monday 25th February 2008

11.30pm ToryDiary: ComRes gives Tories 11% lead 6pm CentreRight updates: Cameron Watt on a new play starring ex-cons Conor Burns in praise of Clare Short Harry Phibbs in defence of Chelsea tractors Jill Kirby has a problem with "divorce by email" Peter Franklin is depressed by BBC presenters 5.30pm ToryDiary: Portillo programme on Thatcher 4.30pm PlayPolitical: Hillary Clinton mocks Obama's rhetoric and is compared to an obsessive student running for school president 12.30pm ToryDiary: 51% agree that Brown is a ditherer 10.15am Local government: Westminster Council works with supermarkets to [more...]

Date: 2008-02-25 07:50:34

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

CIENCIASMEDICASNEWS: NCBI launches the Database of Genomic ...

The database was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at NIH. The human genome is made up of approximately 3 billion base pairs of DNA arranged into 46 chromosomes. In recent years, scientists have discovered that very large stretches of the genome — on the order of millions of base pairs of DNA — can be different in seemingly normal individuals. It had long been known that such large-scale genomic changes existed, but it was thought that they were rare and when present led to known disorders such as [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 13:12:00

DNA Technology Roots out Paternity Fraud

If the DNA testing proves his relationship, he intends to seek $4 million from an alleged cover-up by Ms. James. Previous testing for paternity had been reported as “negative”, but Mr. Stovell seems to be objecting to the paternity process. Tiger Woods may also be caught up in a challenge to prove he is not the father of alleged mistress Devon James’ nine year old son, as reported by Radar Online. The court process will attempt to ascertain parental responsibilities and child support. To date, the court has not ordered paternity testing to be performed. The American Association of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-17 13:04:56

Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: DNA: Bennett ...

Discover Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing, with expert Bennett Greenspan, at the Dallas (Texas) Jewish Historical Society, at 7pm, Wednesday, May 26. The program is part of the Society's Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series, at its annual meeting and elections at the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. A familiar favorite at Jewish and general genealogy conferences, his talks always fill to capacity. His presentation will demonstrate the overlap between Jewish DNA found in Ashkenazi/Mizrachi and Sephardic populations and will [more...]

Date: 2010-05-25 05:45:00

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