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At Home DNA Testing | option trading strategies

The evolution of the test in past years has turned DNA testing into a popular tool for determining ancestry. The test also helps in determining if two people are related or descend from the same ancestor. Although DNA has been around for many years now, the cost has dropped enough to be affordable to average individuals interested in tracing their roots. Home DNA test kits can now be ordered over the Internet or through the mail at a cost of less than $ 300 per test. The kit usually contains a swab or mouthwash that can help collect a sample of cells from the inside the mouth. The samples can [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 03:56:48

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DNA: African tribal migration patterns - MyHeritage.com ...

DNA: African tribal migration patterns FamilyTreeDNA.com is now cooperating with the Center for African American Genealogy Research (CAAGRI) and the Public Records and Archives Administration of Ghana (PRAAD) by testing several hundred members of the Nzema, Ga, Fante, Ewe and Asante tribes. The results of the DNA tests will be part of a genealogy workshop to be held Friday, October 30 in Accra, Ghana. Led by CAAGRI director Paula Royster, the workshop is aimed at highlighting the importance of recording oral traditions by showing people how to record it. The program will include the use of [more...]

Date: 2009-10-29 10:44:00

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

Democrats and DNA Databases

Huffington Post – The Democratic Party has long gained political capital and much of its identity by holding itself out as a champion of civil liberties. From supporting free speech to protecting individuals’ privacy, Democrats have presented themselves as defenders of the basic principle that government should protect fundamental rights, and certainly not trample them. Yet recent developments suggest that this commitment to civil liberties may be wavering in one important respect: DNA databases. Read Article Tags: crime & law, human rights, North America, politics No Replies Feel free to [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 11:02:35

Virginia Family Tree Genealogy: Family Tree DNA Results Arrive ...

According to the web page, that message has been displayed on the site since Thursday, March 06, 2008 at 4:00:57 PM. Why is Family Tree DNA partnered with a site that has been down for apparently seven months? I have also recently had several people complain that they have waited a long time for DNA test results from FTDNA. There must be something going on with them to be so disorganized. To top it off, after all of this waiting, they cannot tell us which Haplogroup Charlie belongs to and there are only eight matches in their database of 139,861 Y-DNA records at the 12-marker level (but all [more...]

Date: 2008-11-18 21:25:00

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

Date: 2010-09-06 18:05:00

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

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

Green Valley News & Sun - News > News > Pact with Mexico will use ...

In 2004, DNA analysis first helped forensic anthropologist Dr. Bruce Anderson give a family answers about one young woman who disappeared while crossing illegally into Arizona. “It showed everyone in our office that there’s nothing we can’t do to try to identify a person,” Anderson said. “If it’s only one bone, if we can get some clue to who that person is, the family can contribute a saliva sample and the DNA lab can make that comparison.” Since that case, which led to a family in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner has used DNA to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 03:20:44

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

The Government Has An Appetite For Your Blood : Kevin Trudeau Show

The government has discovered a new way to obtain Americans’ blood in pursuit of an effort to surreptitiously build a huge national DNA database, by taking blood samples for HIV testing when drivers renew their license at the DMV. “Starting Tuesday, getting tested for HIV in the District will be as easy as renewing a driver’s license,” reports the Washington Post. “In what District officials say is the first effort of its kind in the nation, the city will partner with a nonprofit group to offer free HIV testing at the Department of Motor of Vehicles office in Penn Branch in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 17:43:33

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

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

Wisconsin Law Journal » Blog Archive » DNA testing rules may change

Further, he argued, “for situations in which there was no finding of probable cause to continue with criminal prosecution, access to someone’s DNA sample would be of no benefit to anyone in the legal system.” Under the provisions of the bill, a person who intentionally fails to submit a sample is subject to a fine of up to $10,000, up to nine months in prison or both. Destroying DNA Once an arrestee provides a sample, criminal attorneys worry that it may be difficult to have that sample destroyed later. The bills provide that crime labs must expunge DNA analysis from the databank if a [more...]

Date: 2010-02-15 19:08:42

OSTA » Blog Archive » What are You Waiting For?

Time is running out on Early-Bird Registration to the OSTA Fall Staff Development Conference November 6th.  The registration fee goes up $10 on October 16th! The Keynote speaker is Dr. Dwight Adams, The head of the UCO Forensic Science Institute. Dr. Adams retired with 23 years from the FBI after serving as Director of the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, the largest and most complex laboratory of its kind in the world. Dr. Adams was a member of the FBI’s research team that developed the DNA techniques first used in 1988.  He has testified as a DNA expert in federal, state and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 13:51:25

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

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

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

Web privacy should be down to manners says Damian Green «

Immigration Minister, Damian Green has said that the government should not interfere with people invading the privacy of others online. “We, as a society, need to work out what the rules of the game are. It could be down to good manners,” Ultimately he said, it was down to the individual to decide whether or not they chose to publish private information online, and that the role played by the state should be minimal. “Technology and attitude changes mean we are becoming a society, we are becoming a world, where people voluntarily strip themselves of personal privacy.” He [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 09:30:59

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

InnocenceRecord.org -- new database of DNA exonerations

News and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School. The Innocence Project and Winston & Strawn, LLP have launched an online database of case profiles and court records where wrongfully convicted persons were later exonerated through use of DNA evidence. The database is intended to help legal scholars, legislators, law enforcement and the general public understand the causes so actions can be taken to prevent future wrongful convictions. Students, professors and attorneys may register for a password to use this database. Researchers needing access to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 13:43:00

Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick on DNA and Forensic Genealogy

Please join us tonight at 7 p.m. at the Duke Homestead Visitor’s Center for a talk by Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is the author of two of the best-selling books in genealogy. She has been featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation radio program (July 2005), and has written cover articles for Internet Genealogy (June 2006), Family Tree Magazine (April 2006) and Family Chronicle (October 2005). Colleen writes a regular column for Ancestry magazine. Her book Forensic Genealogy has been widely recognized for its innovative forensic science approach to genealogical [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 13:53:38

TRENDBIRD (What's Next Big Thing ?) :: Doggy DNA Is A Growing Business

The system, called PooPrints, collects saliva swabs from every dog in a participating area and registers the DNA in a central database. When residents find dog droppings, they mail them to BioPet. Technicians then match the DNA to reveal the offending owner. Boyd, 71, charges $29.95 for each pet he enrolls and $49.95 per poop test. "There's a major problem with dog crap, especially where kids play," he says. "It's a health hazard." At least one property manager is skeptical. Mary Gwyn, founder and co-owner of Apartment Dynamics, a High Point, N.C. company that manages eight apartment [more...]

Date: 2009-03-04 00:04:00

Pretrial DNA Database Collection - Crime and Consequences Blog

Collecting DNA for the purpose of entering into a database is well-established practice for people convicted of certain crimes.  Collecting DNA for this purpose from people merely accused is a more recent and more controversial development.  Obviously, the usefulness of the database for solving unsolved crimes grows as the database grows. Congress authorized such collections in federal criminal cases in 42 U.S.C. §14135a and 18 U.S.C. §3142(b)&(c)(1)(A).  A divided panel of the Ninth Circuit today upheld the use of these statutes in United States v. Pool, No. 09-10303.  Look for this [more...]

Date: 2010-09-14 23:54:40

State labs chip away at DNA testing backlog | California Watch

California law enforcement agencies have received $43 million in federal cash since 2004 to reduce the state’s DNA testing backlog. That figure – from the U.S. Justice Department’s DNA Initiative – is far more than any other state collected, with Texas coming in second with $30 million in funding. Not everyone’s a proponent of such efforts. Christopher Heaney and Sara Huston Katsanis, researchers at Duke University’s Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, argue that targeting arrestees' DNA can be a misallocation of resources that, interestingly, ensures more money in the [more...]

Date: 2010-07-19 07:05:11

DNA fingerprinting and electrophoresis « Biology & Geology 4 ESO

The process must be repited several times with different selections of enzymes to build up a detailed fingerprint. DNA fingerprinting has many applications: Paternity and maternity: as some specific DNA patterns are inherited you can prove genetic relations between people (familiar relations). Criminal Identification and Forensics: DNA from samples in a crime scene can be compared with the DNA of a criminal suspect. Personal Identification: DNA can be used to identify yourself, but this doesn’t seem practical as the process is too complex and having a DNA database is expensive.  Further [more...]

Date: 2010-03-28 12:14:49

Can an Indian DNA Test Find or Prove Native American Ancestry?

Their admixture report attempts to separate “Asian” ancestry into Indigenous American and East Asian components. This could be more useful for an Indian DNA test. But the population data is from relatively small samples. So the accuracy can be severely limited by statistical noise.NOTE: Those who have been around DNA testing for awhile will recognize this as the old DNA Print test licensed to a different company. DNA TribesAnother possibility for an Indian DNA test is DNA Tribes. They use a set of 21 autosomal markers, including the CODIS markers used by police in forensic investigations. [more...]

Date: 2010-03-12 16:15:35

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

Personalized medicine: Check your DNA at the door - SmartPlanet

College kids survive on a diet of beer and pizza, but personalized medicine might soon change that. This summer, UC - Berkeley wants 5,500 new students to participate in a DNA experiment: The students will be required to return a swab of their cheek cells, so they can find out if they have the genes to metabolize folate, lactose, and alcohol. Ideally, the students who lack the genes will modify their behavior accordingly. They would eat more green vegetables, avoid milk products (and prepare to explain to everyone and their mother why they now drink soy milk), and hold back on the drinking. [more...]

Date: 2010-05-21 11:45:21

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

Bio Saga Blog: 5-Day Hands-on Workshop on Molecular Biotechnology ...

Recombinant DNA Technology: Cutting & pasting of DNA molecules (i.e. restriction digestion, ligation, DNA gel eectrophoresis, and gel extraction.) Bioinfo part: Bioinformatics of DNA database / SequenceAnalysis: Pairwise sequence alignment, Multiple sequence alignment, Pattern search.Tools: BLAST, CLUSTALW/X, CLC Bio Main Workbench Genetic Engineering: Transformation and plasmid purification, cloning and sub-cloning, amplification of DNA fragments by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Bioinfo part: Designing of PCR primers In-silico cloning Searching for homologous and paralogous [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 05:41:00


Hi Happy Dog DNA, I just got the results for my dog Sophie and wanted to share my results/comments for your blog, I’ve also attached a picture of her. When I bought my dog Sophie I was told she was a Maltichon – a bichon frise mixed with a maltese but she really didn’t look like a maltichon (short, straight hair, long nose) plus she sheds a fair amount and bichon/maltese mixes generally have very minimal to no shedding, so I decided to do the DNA test for my own curiosity. I received my results and she’s: Level 2 Bichon FriseLevel 3 PekingeseLevel 5 RottweilerI find the Pekingese and [more...]

Date: 2010-04-16 18:09:00

Is It Safe To Have Personal DNA Testing? – Science

This may possibly probably weighing straight down criticisms against exclusive DNA testing. In addition, price of screening will be lowered being a end result of competitors that allow it to be more affordable and less expensive software applications prices for public. It higher that individuals succumb for the solitude problems as screening requirements mass submission of DNA examples in to the database. Certainly, problems these kinds of as mass submission of examples could slow straight down the means of investigation of misdemeanors. As all personnel would make faults – we understand in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 02:18:56

Colorado to begin collecting DNA from arrestees

Colorado will begin collecting DNA from those arrested for felonies beginning Friday under a law that is expected to be challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union. DNA from those arrested for felonies will be collected through a cheek swab and sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for testing and addition to the state database. Those not charged within 90 days can ask that their DNA be removed from the database. Authorities say the law will solve more crimes and prevent others. A news conference is planned Thursday in Colorado Springs. The Colorado-ACLU plans to challenge the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 13:24:48

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

Gang Stalking World » Report: Israeli scientists discover way to ...

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 author of the scientific paper, Dr. Dan Frumkin as saying that the study shows “you can just engineer a crime scene” adding “any biology undergraduate could perform [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 17:46:46

How Can I Locate Family Members With DNA Testing?

Genealogy has thrown its doors open to connect more and more people together. With new kinds of DNA tests that are available to the public, it is now possible to locate family members with DNA! Yes, that’s right! Now it is possible to search one’s surname in a DNA database and locate family members with DNA. Source:How Can I Locate Family Members With DNA Testing? Paste your code here! View original post: How Can I Locate Family Members With DNA Testing?If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for [more...]

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

More constraints, nannying and monkey business

When the Welsh state is not busy busting kids for their DNA database, the Assembly is calling for tougher laws on alcohol pricing, this is the price you pay for voting in a nanny state anti smoking Plaid/Labour coalition, they go on to say that this will help to cut down on liver cirrhosis. Should you be in need of such treatment, then there is some good news if you are a God fearing soul, as you will have a better survival rate than atheists.  When you've survived your tansplant and are driving your drunken kids home with your fag in your gob and cricifix hanging on the rear view mirror, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 20:48:00

UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum appointments announced « Defra News

He chairs the Ethics Group of the National DNA Database and sits on the Department for Work and Pensions Data Ethics Committee.  He has recently served on the Appeals Panel for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones and on the Board of the Legal Complaints Service responsible for resolving complaints against solicitors. The chairman and other members of the forum do not receive salaries and serve voluntarily on the forum.  Forum members are not entitled to claim fees for the time they spend on forum business.  However, the chairman can claim a daily fee for his work on the forum, which in 2009-10 stood [more...]

Date: 2010-08-24 08:30:22

My Weblog on Bioinformatics, Genome Science, Next Generation ...

A GROUP of 12 genetics experts will expose their DNA to public view today to challenge the common view that such information is so private and sensitive that it should not be widely shared.  The "DNA dozen" will publish full results of their own genetic tests, including implications for their health, in a controversial initiative to explain the significance of the human genome for medicine and society. The Genomes Unzipped project aims to demystify the genetic code, showing what it can and cannot reveal about individuals' health and allaying fears about discrimination and privacy. The [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 09:00:00

Yes, I would offer my DNA info for research - SmartPlanet

My colleague Andrew Nusca asked yesterday— “Would you offer your genetic information for such a cause?” — in his story about Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s quest for a Parkinson’s cure. With a 50 percent chance of developing the same disease Michael J. Fox, Brin isn’t going to just sit there and hope for the best. And as we all know, Googling for the answers can only go so far. His wife, Anne Wojcicki, founded the genetics company called 23andMe, with a goal of helping you learn more about yourself through your genes. But in the grander scheme of things, the company has world [more...]

Date: 2010-06-24 13:43:28

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

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

Come celebrate Y-DNA testing at GeneTree

We are so excited to have Y-DNA testing at GeneTree! To help you get excited, we are offering you $20 off a Y-DNA test of your choice. We are offering the Y-33 and Y-46 tests. $20 off Y-DNA Testing at GeneTree Become a part of the largest and most diverse databases of linked DNA and family history information in the world. Come explore your past with a Y-DNA test for $20 off!* *Prices begin at a market low $149 with an additional $20 off if you order by 12 pm MST on August 31. Additional discounts are available for those who have already had a mitochondrial DNA test through [more...]

Date: 2008-08-07 22:16:54

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

Concerns over DNA database | Stuff.co.nz

Cyclists doubtful on indicators Think bike accessories, think drink bottle holders, cycle computers – indicators and brake lights? Brother asked not to speak The mother of three-month-old twins Chris and Cru Kahui did not want her brother to speak to police after their deaths, he told an inquest today. Carmen Thomas farewelled Carmen Thomas has been remembered as a fearless person who enjoyed pushing the boundaries. Christchurch man jailed for murder A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to life behind bars after stabbing a man to death in Christchurch. Deluge hits East Coast Gisborne Civil [more...]

Date: 2009-06-04 10:13:00

Henry Porter - Police to trial while-you-wait DNA tests

29 September 2010,  Thinq.co.uk Police will soon have the means to grab someone's genetic sample and run it through the national DNA database while waiting in the street, if early trials by military industrial giant Lockheed Martin are successful. Handheld genetic scanners are on the drawing board, while the first suit-case-sized prototype will be tested by police forces within the year. The RapI.D. DNA test technology will give police unprecedented power to identify someone and check them against a criminal database. "We expect to be able to conduct genetic ID testing in under one hour," [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 17:19:27

Mandatory DNA collection from suspected felons begins in Colorado ...

Law enforcement officials today will begin collecting DNA samples from suspects arrested for felony offenses in an attempt to crack cold cases. The controversial so-called Katie’s Law will take full effect today, over a year after Gov. Bill Ritter signed the bill into law. The first half of the law took effect on July 1, 2009 when the state established a fund to pay for the program. A news conference will be held in Colorado Springs today at the Colorado Springs Police Department headquarters to celebrate the full implementation of the law. A tour of the on-site DNA crime lab there is [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 04:24:00

Say Anything » House Votes To Expand National DNA Database To ...

House Votes To Expand National DNA Database To Include People Arrested But Not Convicted The vote was 357 – 32, with all 32 no votes coming from Republicans. If approved by the Senate, and signed into law by the President, it would have the federal government paying states (with money it doesn’t have, naturally) to extract from every single arrestee a DNA sample whether the person arrested is ultimately convicted or not. Innocent? Doesn’t matter. In the database you go. Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added [more...]

Date: 2010-05-21 00:56:46

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