New Paper Shows Enzyme-Controlled Movement of DNA Polymer Through ...
This paper addresses a key challenge for DNA strand sequencing: fine control of the translocation of the DNA strand through the nanopore, at a rate that is consistent and slow enough to enable accurate identification of individual DNA bases. The Nature Nanotechnology work shows for the first time that the motion of a strand can be controlled using electronic feedback and that an enzyme can move a strand against a field while located on top of the nanopore. "The techniques described in this paper are an advance towards electronic, single molecule DNA sequencing of DNA strands" said [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 17:46:34
Evaluation of Five Methods for Total DNA Extraction from Western ...
DNA extraction is a routine step in many insect molecular studies. A variety of methods have been used to isolate DNA molecules from insects, and many commercial kits are available. Extraction methods need to be evaluated for their efficiency, cost, and side effects such as DNA degradation during extraction. Methodology/Principal Findings From individual western corn rootworm beetles, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, DNA extractions by the SDS method, CTAB method, DNAzol® reagent, Puregene® solutions and DNeasy® column were compared in terms of DNA quantity and quality, cost of materials, [more...]
Date: 2010-08-13 07:00:00
Legislation Watch: Crimes Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill 2010
Elucubrator, 7 October 2010 12:54 PM I'm not sure of the purpose of this Bill: it smacks a little of grandstanding. Today is the last day that Parliament sits before the election is held on 24 November, when the Parliament is prorogued. At Bills before the House will then lapse, and must be re-introduced in the next session. That is — back to square one for the whole process. Perhaps the ALP is just testing the water? Dr Manhattan, 7 October 2010 1:55 PM Don't know, but I suspect you're right about the trial balloon. When introducing the Bill, Rob Hulls left open the door to either [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 11:29:00
In Cancer, One Ring To Rule Them All
Imagine that a machine draws your blood, screens it for genetic mutations and chemical variations that can cause cancer, and then pops out a drug tailor-made for your DNA. The hypothetical drug would target and fix the point irregularities which have accumulated over time that can lead to the formation of tumors — and cancer. "Personalized cancer drug delivery? Depending on the approach, it could be as soon as 10 to 15 years away," says Viterbi professor Andrea Armani , an assistant professor of the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Armani has received [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 06:00:00
The False Rape Society: DNA test catches stalker who made false ...
Anonymous said... There will be a time in Americas history where womens violence will no longer be enabled by misguided law enforcement. There will be a time when bold men of law and order will be able to overcome the "screaming hysteria siirens, and return America to a peacefull law abiding country. Until then the children of the matriarchal underclass will continue learning unrestrained violence from their single mothers. Oct 5, 2010 2:35:00 PM slwerner said... ”… Dr Falkowski and the police staged a fake wedding. They caught Maria Marchese…” ”…the DNA test couldn't be tricked [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 04:00:00
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
Evolution News & Views: Intelligent Design and the Death of the ...
For instance, in a recent issue of the Journal of Theoretical Biology, John Bodnar describes how "non-coding DNA in eukaryotic genomes encodes a language which programs organismal growth and development." Design encourages scientists to look for function where evolution discourages it. (William Dembski, "Intelligent Science and Design," First Things, Vol. 86:21-27 (October 1998))In 2002, Dr. Richard Sternberg surveyed the literature and found extensive evidence for function of certain types of junk-DNA and argued that "neo-Darwinian 'narratives' have been the primary obstacle to elucidating [more...]
Date: 2007-06-15 23:03:39
Senior Center Burglary Suspect in Custody thanks to DNA match
Detective Darland, assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station’s Burglary and Fraud team, began an immediate investigation and submitted the evidence for DNA testing. Detectives got another break in the case on Thursday, September 2, 2010, when the stolen truck was recovered in the 25900 block of Sand Canyon Road, several miles back on a dirt road on a remote ranch. The truck was in relatively good condition but it took deputies several hours to get it out of the remote area after they changed two flat tires. The second and most substantial break came recently when DNA test results [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 02:19:26
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
WCU installs new DNA sequencing equipment | The Reporter
The studies that forensic science faculty members are planning for Western Carolina University’s new next-generation DNA sequencer could help introduce the technology into crime laboratory casework. Brittania Bintz holds a pico-titer plate containing DNA and reagents for sequencing. Western Carolina University forensic science faculty recently completed installation of a new next-generation DNA sequencer called a GS Junior System. WCU acquired and recently completed installation of a GS Junior System, an instrument that Roche Diagnostic Corp. launched globally in May. The instrument [more...]
Date: 2010-09-14 21:02:20
APD to announce results of DNA lab investigation
Date: 2010-10-01 02:03:00
skin cancer mapping | Cancer Blog
Investigators are still analyzing parts DNA from patients who are non-coded, and can still find other mutations, said Dr. Elaine Mardis, co-director of Center Sequencing genome at the University of Washington, and co-lead author of the study. But as she explained: The role of these mutations Non-coding is more difficult to solve because we do not yet fully understand the function of this part of the genome. Another interesting finding in this study was that when they compared the 8 new mutations in the patient with the DNA of tumor samples from 187 AML patients others there were no matches: [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 17:22:34
Ultrasensitive DNA detection
Rapid and sensitive DNA detection methods have a wide range of uses from cancer and disease diagnosis to the detection of harmful bacteria in food and drink. Previous methods rely on optical methods and a time consuming pre-amplification of the sample, which while sensitive often take several weeks and require bulky apparatus. Electrochemical methods have been used to improve the speed and portability. Now, Elena Ferapontova, Kurt Gothelf and colleagues at Aarhus University have developed a lipase-based electrochemical technique that can detect as little as 20 attomoles (2 x 10-17 moles) of [more...]
Date: 2010-03-12 23:37:21
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
Family Tree Folk: Viking DNA
Viking burials yield uncontaminated Viking DNA for important analysis Vikings are well known in mythology and stories for wearing their famous helmets and being buried with their treasures. Archeaology has discovered some of these helmets, which has provided much detail about the lives of Vikings. Now scientists have now used the human teeth and tissue from the Viking skeletons that have lain undisturbed, buried with their artefacts for over 1000 years, to extract pure Viking DNA to tell us more... The researchers overcame problems that have plagued previous studies - that of contamination. [more...]
Date: 2010-09-19 08:15:00
automated dna sequencing
Fluorescence-based DNA sequencing systems use dideoxy chain A text file of the inferred DNA sequence is output directly. Automated DNA Sequencing Guidelines: One of the most common problems encountered in automated DNA sequencing DNA sequences will be available in 2-4 days after they are submitted. Automated DNA Sequencing Request Automated DNA Sequencing Request. Date: Requested By: Principal Investigator: P.O. DNA SEQUENCING. – See website for volume discount on BigDye XTerminator sequencing . Automated DNA Sequencing – Biocompare Automated DNA Sequencing DNA Sequencing | [more...]
Date: 2010-07-09 06:51:50
ICTS Pilot Grant Recipients Forge New Ground to Identify Disease ...
DNA is a duplex, therefore the patient's DNA, labeled with a dye, will hybridize to DNA on the array. The investigators then treat the array with an enzyme called a mismatch endonuclease that will seek out and digest any places in the DNA duplexes that contain mismatches, thus identifying the mutation's location. “You take someone’s genomic DNA, chop it up, label it using a florescent dye, and hybridize it to the microarray so that complementary features on the array can bind with the labeled DNA,” explained Manak. “Treatment with the enzyme results in cleavage at the mismatches, [more...]
Date: 2010-07-22 21:40:50
Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests - Chicago ...
The FDA first signaled a possible shift in direction after another firm, Pathway Genomics, last month moved to sell genetic test kits through Walgreens drugstores. The plan was quickly shelved, but a high-profile congressional committee launched its own investigation. The tests prompting attention are not the highly specialized DNA scans ordered by physicians. Instead, these consumer-oriented offerings evaluate an individual's risk of developing various illnesses or responding variably to different medications, based on test findings. That is problematic because most of the genetic [more...]
Date: 2010-06-15 01:08:00
DNA paternity test miami
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Date: 2010-05-14 21:06:03
How Fingerprinting Helps In DNA Paternity Testing
This form of fingerprinting method is also known as DNA profiling. Using this technique, the individuals are identified on the basis of their unique DNA profiles. This DNA profiling is done by analyzing the VNTR sequences. It stands for variable number tandem repeats. This sequence is found to be different in individuals except in twins. As per the facts mentioned above, the DNA samples of the child will exhibit the similar VNTR loci as that of their parents. This fingerprinting helps in identifying that whether the known father of a child is genuinely his biological dad. In fact, it is [more...]
Date: 2010-08-09 11:41:10
Philippine Mitochondrial DNA Diversity answers some questions on ...
Tabbada and her co-authors writing in Molecular Biology and Evolution, may have uncovered some clues supporting the Bellwood’s theory as they describe mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) differences from Philippine samples and investigate these variations with respect to the genetic diversity of other Southeast Asian populations . Here are some of their results (most are written in the authors’ words, hence the quotes). 94% of Philippine samples are part of the mtDNA haplogroups previously identified in East Asian and Southeast Asian populations - subclades of haplogroups B4, B5, D, E, F, [more...]
Date: 2010-09-20 10:35:59
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
Beyond The Influence That It Has On Individual Lives, The DNA Test ...
While it is important that the paternity test is made by a responsible and accredited body, the ease of purchase- thanks to the internet and over the counter availability, puts it within the reach of most people. On another level, the arrival of the paternity test sees a radical advance in scientific research reaching the popular consciousness. The investigation into DNA was part of a comprehensive project to understand the nature of the human condition. In the past, this had been a matter of abstract and complex philosophy. As science became more powerful, it began to introduce hard [more...]
Date: 2010-08-09 12:15:02
Science Seminar - Ancient DNA
From just a few grams of ancient sediment, it is possible to reconstruct the environment in disparate places at different times. This is possible by extracting total DNA from sediments and looking for the genetic signals of various organisms that contributed to the mix. By comparing the signals with reference databases, identification to genus and species level of plants and animals is often possible. Such information can inform theories of niche stability, extinction dynamics and environmental change, and are therefore complimentary to existing methodologies such as pollen and macrofossil [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 01:21:01
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
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
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
DNA fingerprinting, help explain the idea and logic
“DNA fingerprinting” is a recently-introduced biochemical procedure that uses a pattern derived from a person’s genetic material to match a suspect’s genetic material against that of a specimen from a crime scene. Proponents have claimed astronomically high odds against obtaining a match by chance alone. These odds are based on an assumption that there is independence between the different characteristics represented by a single pattern. Which one of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the claim of the proponents of DNA fingerprinting? (A) The large amount of genetic [more...]
Date: 2010-09-16 15:31:01
Faster forensics, quicker prosecutions | Liteforex SA (South Africa)
The South African Police Service's Forensic Science Laboratories have made a significant dent in their backlog, leading to more efficient prosecution and conviction of criminals in the country. Addressing journalists in Pretoria on Tuesday, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said the backlog of cases being handled by the Forensic Science Laboratories had decreased by 19% between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010. The backlog in ballistics had decreased by 39%, in biology investigation by 33%, and in questioned documents by 21%. Mthethwa attributed the success to the turnaround strategy that was [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 08:10:00
Breaking News - Investigation Discovery's "Dallas Dna" Profiles ...
"DALLAS DNA represents Investigation Discovery's commitment to providing compelling programming that explores the complete human condition and examines important issues shaping our culture," said Clark Bunting, president and general [more...]
Date: 2009-01-09 12:43:17
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
PhD Scholarship for Molecular Ecology and Ecological Epigenetics ...
A (partial) 454 based transcriptome sequence is available, and more than 10.000 SNPs, hundreds of EST-SSRs, and routine protocols for DNA methylation study are available for this species. Recently, an ecological epigenetics line has been started up, which aims to investigate in what way DNA methylation could be important for rapid adaptation to rapidly changing environmental conditions. A central theme in all lines is how inbreeding affects gene expression, and how inbreeding might disrupt epigenetic regulation mechanisms. The institute is well equipped, has a very modern molecular lab, and [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 12:30:00
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
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
Real Baby Mammoth at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ ...
Investigate how scientists use bones, DNA and microscopic pollen to learn more about these amazing animals-how they lived, where they lived, and why they died. Finally, hear what the researchers concluded from the extinction of these massive creatures in times of great environmental change. Could they live cousins – elephants – and people to meet the same fate? This unique exhibition will help visitors of all ages and backgrounds understand complex issues in contemporary conservation biology. This exhibition has been created by The Field Museum, Chicago. about Liberty Science Center [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 13:56:45
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
Predictors of global methylation levels in blood DNA of healthy ...
Background Estimates of global DNA methylation from repetitive DNA elements, such as Alu and LINE-1, have been increasingly used in epidemiological investigations because of their relative low-cost, high-throughput and quantitative results. Nevertheless, determinants of these methylation measures in healthy individuals are still largely unknown. The aim of this study was to examine whether age, gender, smoking habits, alcohol drinking and body mass index (BMI) are associated with Alu or LINE-1 methylation levels in blood leucocyte DNA of healthy individuals. Methods Individual data from five [more...]
Date: 2010-09-16 05:22:51
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
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 Geographicâs 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
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
Nano Patents and Innovations: DNA Fingerprinting Pioneer Discovers ...
Nano Patents and Innovations is dedicated to nanotechnology news, patents, markets, products and research innovations One of the key drivers of human evolution and diversity, accounting for changes that occur between different generations of people, is explained by new research published September 5 by world-renowned scientist Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, who discovered DNA fingerprinting at the University of Leicester. Professor Jeffreys has spent over two decades since his landmark discovery in 1984 investigating what he describes as "pretty bizarre bits of DNA" - highly variable repeated [more...]
Date: 2010-09-06 11:27:00
A robust universal method for extraction of genomic DNA from ...
The intactness of DNA is the keystone of genome-based clinical investigations, where rapid molecular detection of life-threatening bacteria is largely dependent on the isolation of high-quality DNA. Various protocols have been so far developed for genomic DNA isolation from bacteria, most of which have been claimed to be reproducible with relatively good yields of high-quality DNA. Nonetheless, they are not fully applicable to various types of bacteria, their processing cost is relatively high, and some toxic reagents are used. The routine protocols for DNA extraction appear to be [more...]
Date: 2010-08-21 07:44:00
Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: New DNA Project ...
Since many Puerto Ricans do not know that they may have Jewish lineage, she opened the project to include anyone who knows or suspects they have Mallorcan ancestry. "I can use the non-Puerto Rican DNA results as a sort of comparison. Maybe…," she adds. Seham hopes to turn this research into a Master’s thesis, but the topic is raising much skepticism among Jews and Puerto Ricans. Therefore, she has to prove that Mallorcan Jews existed in Puerto Rico, and then find their descendants. Initially, she wanted to trace the early Jewish presence in Puerto Rico, but quickly realized the enormity [more...]
Date: 2010-07-26 23:55:00
Ph.D or post-doc assistantship in plant evolution/biogeography at ...
The successful applicant will choose one or more of these plant families to: generate flow cytometry data aimed at determining ploidy levels; generate nuclear DNA sequences and infer species trees; incorporate ecological data to investigate issues of niche conservatism vs. niche evolution in the selected groups. Requirements: Demonstrated experience in molecular, phylogenetic and flow-cytometry methods and/or ecological niche modeling will be highly valued in the selection process. Excellent knowledge of the English language, written and oral, required. Familiarity with additional European [more...]
Date: 2010-06-04 13:05:00
California's Familial DNA Search Program Identifies Suspected ...
Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that California’s ground-breaking familial DNA search program — enacted in April 2008 — led to the identification and arrest of the man accused of being the “Grim Sleeper” serial murderer. “This arrest provides proof positive that familial DNA searches must be a part of law enforcement’s crime-fighting arsenal. Although the adoption of this new state policy was unprecedented and controversial, in certain cases, it is the only way to bring a dangerous killer to justice,” Brown said. “This is an extraordinary piece of [more...]
Date: 2010-07-07 23:27:22
Dog DNA Used To Fight Abuse « Oliver Willis
Called the Canine Codis, or Combined DNA Index System, the database is similar to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s digital archive containing the DNA profiles of criminal offenders. Scientists say that by swabbing the inner cheek of a dog, they will be able to determine whether the animal comes from one of several known dog-fighting bloodlines. Topic: Dog Related PostsTea Party, Joe The Plumber Are PRO-Puppy MillNo, Pay Attention To MeKids + DogsDachshunds Ranked 7th Most Popular Dog« Shorter Jon Kyl Obama Gives The Press The Slip » One Response to “Dog DNA Used To Fight [more...]
Date: 2010-06-26 21:57:15
Calgary's link to an Arizona assassination
In 2007, Tucson police requested additional DNA testing on blood samples collected from the crime scene with the hope the killer had left some evidence behind. The sample was run through the convicted offender system in the United States, but didn't get a hit, says Foust. That's when the sample was sent to Interpol. A match showed up -- in Alberta. Foust soon picked up the phone, and called police in Calgary. THE ARREST On April 28, 2009, a man emerged from his home on Sandarac Place in northwest Calgary. He climbed into his blue Nissan Pathfinder and drove down the street. Officers with the [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 19:40:55
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
Iowa State University DNA Facility – Oligonucleotide The Iowa State University DNA Facility in Ames Iowa provides DNA sequencing, synthesis, and other core laboratory services for investigators within academia. Bio-Synthesis, Inc Custom DNA, peptides, and molecular biology products. Bio-Synthesis, founded in 1984, is a U.S. based company whose primary emphasis is providing high quality. Possibly Related Posts: 1994 INAC Seaweed collection expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula Epigenetics Webinar (Part 2 of 4) As a sequence of the genome sequencing of 7 Products Sounds Seen # 1 – 1 [more...]
Date: 2010-07-09 07:31:11
Innocence Blog: New Discovery Channel Series, 'Dallas DNA ...
Chronicling the efforts of local Dallas prosecutors to review possible wrongful convictions, “Dallas DNA” takes a look at the work of the county’s conviction integrity unit, which was created by Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins in January 2007 in response to the county's 19 DNA-based exonerations. The show premieres on Investigative Discovery on Tuesday, April 28 at 10 p.m. EST (check your local listings). Tonight there will be a special screening of the new series at 6 p.m. at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where both Watkins and Innocence Project Executive [more...]
Date: 2009-04-27 18:00:00