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
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Date: 2010-10-11 18:45:28
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
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
Joint City-County Emergency DNA Lab for Houston PD? « FSN ...
Local and statewide experts, even a former Houston police chief, insist HPD should get out of the forensic testing business altogether, noting that backlogs exist not only in DNA but also in the ballistics and fingerprints divisions. “At a bare minimum, the whole process of forensic testing — old cases or new cases — has to be removed over to some responsible entity and, given the track record of HPD, they’re not the ones to do this,” said Jeff Blackburn, general counsel for the Innocence Project of Texas. “They just can’t clean [more...]
Date: 2010-07-20 15:00:22
Dawn Day edited CSI
3-step DNA Fingerprinting simulation. Gel - Southern Blot- Autoradiograph (autorad) 2. Reflection: How does an autoradiograph and a southern blot relate to our gel electrophoresis lab. Explain what is meant by the term DNA fingerprint. [more...]
Date: 2009-06-01 10:15:34
How familial DNA can help crime victims
Using a familial DNA search, the crime lab compared the DNA left at the crime scenes with DNA samples in California's database of 1.3 million felons to search for near matches indicating possible relatives. The familial DNA search turned up 200 partial matches. Researchers then compared the Y chromosome (which is passed from father to son) found at the crime scene to the 200 partial matches. Only one result turned up: Franklin Jr.'s son, who had been convicted of a felony weapons charge. The police subsequently surveilled Franklin Jr. and directly connected him to the serial killings using [more...]
Date: 2010-07-30 13:01:05
Crime labs need major overhaul, study finds - CNN
And, with the exception of DNA technology, the report concludes experts often overstate how much can be determined by forensic techniques running the gamut from fingerprinting to bite mark and hair analysis. According to the findings, except for DNA technology, "no forensic method has been rigorously shown to have the capacity to consistently, and with a high degree of certainty, demonstrate a connection between evidence and a specific individual or source."The report noted that forensic experts in court cases often overstate what can be proven by forensic methods and even attach a numerical [more...]
Date: 2009-02-19 07:22:00
Cal State LA forum looks at Grim Sleeper case - Pasadena Star-News
Although advances in DNA technology are changing crime scene analysis, firearm and fingerprint evidence still dominate cases seen in forensic labs, Hudson said. "Not one form of analysis stands alone," said Assistant Director of the [more...]
Date: 2010-10-02 05:28:25
ThinkGeek :: DNA Portrait
It's art! It's you! Your deoxyribonucleic acid is what makes you the unique snowflake you are. The genetic dance of Adenine, Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine, in infinite combinations, has its own beauty. With the advent of forensic electrophoresis, your own beautiful genetic makeup can be your own personalized art. First, we collect a few cheek cells. It's a painless process - just swipe the inside of your mouth with a cotton swab. Then, you send your sample to our labs where our monkey scientists replicate a few clone-troopers extra strands of DNA, dye them, embed them in a gel, and apply [more...]
Date: 2009-06-11 20:41:14
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Date: 2010-10-05 04:07:03
DNA at center of daycare rape trial | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg ...
Tampa, Florida -- One in 6.8 quintillion in caucasians, one in 320 quadrillion in African Americans and 1 in 2.2 quintillion in southeastern Hispanics... those are the chances that the DNA found on the rape victim match someone other than the suspect, Kendrick Morris an FDLE crime lab tech testified today in the 19-year-old's trial. The second day of testimony continued Wednesday morning in the first of two rape trials Morris stands to face. He's on trial this week, accused of the 2007 rape of a 62-year-old daycare worker at the Children's Lighthouse Daycare Center in the Clair-Mel [more...]
Date: 2010-09-01 21:46:38
Problems Aplenty With Forensic Science : Marquette University Law ...
Recent Posts More on an Ethic of Professional Satisfaction Supreme Court Takes New First Amendment Public Employment Case Thornton Confident MPS “Can Crack the Code” to Overcoming Poverty’s Effects Problems Aplenty With Forensic Science SCOTUS to Rule on Meaning of “Cocaine Base” Starting a Law Practice on a Tax Return and a Credit Card Racial Disparities and Risk Assessment Recent Comments Matt Ricci on Starting a Law Practice on a Tax Return and a Credit CardTom Kamenick on Starting a Law Practice on a Tax Return and a Credit CardRichard Gicomeng on Age Discrimination in [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 18:50:05
My live news » Fallible DNA evidence can mean prison or freedom
“Labs are dire to get more samples and they’re trying to be clouded and lower amounts of DNA,” says John Butler, head of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology’s genetics arrange, which aims to improve standards in DNA testing. A standard DNA outline consists of a series of peaks relating to the number of repeating stretches of DNA rest in certain genetic sequences, or alleles (see diagram). The repeats occur at specified locations on the chromosomes, called loci, and there are two alleles at one and the other locus- one inherited from each parent. [more...]
Date: 2010-08-12 00:46:51
DNA Fingerprinting - DNA Paternity Testing
Bankruptcy Financial Divorce Other Areas Samples Employment Site Info Miscellaneous DNA FINGERPRINTING - Paternity Testing DNA Fingerprinting is also known as DNA profiling or Genetic Fingerprinting.WHAT IS DNA?DNA is a Deoxyribonucleic acid discovered in 1869 which contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms, including some viruses.WHY IS DNA IMPORTANT?DNA profiling is currently been used for identifying criminals or victims and for paternity or maternity tests. Also, DNA fingerprinting is thought to be a sort of personal identifier [more...]
Date: 2010-01-25 08:00:00
The Murder of Jessica Hawk | News | Gambit New Orleans
DNA swabs and samples were sent to Baton Rouge. Horvitz and Hawk's family waited more than six months for the results, which found only Hawk's DNA at the scene. Homicide detective Winston Harbin says there was no indication of forced entry. "From our point of view, the forensic team didn't do a good job," says Ivonne Garzon, Hawk's friend and an activist for a DNA lab in New Orleans. "We asked about fingerprints, fingernails, (NOPD) said there was no evidence. Her apartment was small. We don't understand how someone could break in and not leave a trace." New Orleans lost its DNA lab following [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 09:00:00
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
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
From Potlucks to Peanuts: How PulseNet Began
Just 15 years ago, outbreaks of foodborne illness were relatively small and local, often traced to undercooked meat or poultry at a neighborhood restaurant or church supper. Today, incidents such as last year's PCA peanut outbreak are regional or national, sickening hundreds of people, and are eventually traced to major food production plants or to distant farms. That dramatic transition can be attributed in part to changes in the food industry, but it also has to do with profound changes in technology and in the nation's public health system. And the crucial reform was the founding in [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 05:43:28
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
1984: Sir Alec Jeffreys And A "Eureka!" Moment - The Discovery Of ...
Scientist Alec Jeffreys (now Sir Alec Jeffreys) was at work in his lab at Leicester University, England, in September 1984, when something astounding happened - he accidentally discovered what he called "DNA fingerprinting", and a whole new world was opened up. This was a one-off, stand alone, out-of-the-blue discovery which was to have an amazing impact on the world. It was totally unexpected and unsought for. Says Jeffreys: "I was on my own in the darkroom at 9.05 on September 10, 1984, when that pattern came up and I twigged what we had stumbled upon. Just that single bit of X-ray film [more...]
Date: 2009-03-23 22:03:14
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
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
Want's to know if youer Ivory is Legal or Fake - DNA Test
Want’s to know if youer Ivory is Legal or Fake – DNA Test by sshats on March 26, 2010 Until recently, it was often impossible to determine whether an ivory carving purchased in, say, Bangkok was made from legally from the tusk of a domesticated Asian elephant or illegally from its African cousin as well it’s harder to determine the Age of the Elephant Ivory before 1975 or If it’s Mammoth ivory or Elephant Ivory. But today a simple DNA test costing a couple of hundred dollars can spot the contraband. In November, it uncovered a major cache of African ivory in Thailand and led to [more...]
Date: 2010-03-26 23:20:47
DNA ART – A Kiss, A Fingerprint, and A Mini DNA
This use of genetic science creates a truly personalized unique custom canvas art. A fingerprint, a kiss and a mini DNA – this becomes a “one of a kind” canvas portrait. The focus is on impeccable quality. Your genetic lab work is outsourced to a trusted multi -million dollar, FDA approved, well-established lab for your personal security. You are empowered to create this personalized canvas art print(s)- DNA link for you and you alone. You choose the size, the style, and your own color scheme. This art has been seen on the Today Show, HGTV, BBC, MSNBC, Fashion TV, GQ, DWELL, the [more...]
Date: 2010-08-21 01:15:08