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Type safety of paternity testing as fetus is not disturbed while they are still developing in the womb, however. Or a kind of paternity testing and therefore need prenatal paternity test that is considered very safe. This can be done. Testing of blood and swab the inside of the cheek from umbilical cord and tests or other various tests such as hair and semen This is generally considered. How different is something that you can use to determine paternity test, and these differences can do after the postnatal or prenatal baby is born before the children become testing paternity. This is not [more...]

Date: 2010-09-13 19:57:12

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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


Buddy Gets a DNA Test

So, when I saw we had the BioPet Vet Lab DNA Breed Identification Kit For Dogs on our site, I ordered it right away. This was my chance to tell the world the particulars of Buddy’s ancestry. Everyone who knows Buddy is fairly certain he’s part Rottweiler, but what else…Labrador retriever? Perhaps some mastiff? Maybe a little boxer?  What could account for his slightly longer coat and fluffy tail? His dramatic coloring? His agility? When the kit came, I was delighted. I read through all the papers and saw that in the 63 breeds that are in their database, Rottweiler, Labrador retriever, [more...]

Date: 2010-08-02 18:11:39


Fake Your DNA Test « : Blisstree - Serious Health and Wellness ...

Is it possible to fake DNA test results? A simple search turned up this gag gift from FakeNewspapers.com. For just $17.95, their DNA Collection Kit from “DyNA Labs” allows you to fake the collection and mailing of DNA to the lab. A week or so later, you take the certificate that’s included and show your victim whether or not their DNA was a match. If you want NOT to be related to your little demon-spawn brother, show him the certificate proving he’s not of your royal blood at all (why, he must be adopted after all!) Or would you rather your ex-girlfriend’s child be yours? The test [more...]

Date: 2007-03-17 18:22:23


Deepwater point zinfandel, zinfandel, wine club | Match-Success

DNA fingerprinting revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the History - Relationship to Primitivo and ... - Distribution and winesZAP - Zinfandel Advocates & ProducersNon-profit organization dedicated to promoting Zinfandel. Contains information about the grape, membership details, and a list of events. Deepwater point zinfandel, zinfandel Deepwater point zinfandel, wine gifts store online, Deepwater point zinfandel, red wine ratings. Deepwater point zinfandel, wine making supplies and home wine making. Wine information, deepwater point zinfandel, wine making. Champagne, deepwater [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 18:55:33


Insights into watermelon genetic diversity

Insights into watermelon genetic diversity by Jeremy on September 29, 2010 There’s no doubt that most of the time when we non-experts think of genetic diversity in DNA terms, we think about alterations in the actual DNA sequence. Change the genetic code and there’s a chance you change the nature of a gene and as a result change the outward appearance, the phenotype, of an organism. There have been lots of studies relating the differences among species to differences in the DNA code of this sort, but far fewer looking at the differences among varieties of a single species. Amnon Levi and [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 05:55:20


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


Pat'sBlog: Timid Testers and Magic Lassos

But most damning was the fact that the DNA evidence from the semen samples inside the raped victim clearly excluded the suspect. But after all this comes the line, "The police knew they had the right guy..". so they talked the 16 year old into taking a lie detector test, the least accurate investigation tool (other than a DA looking for a conviction) in the police arsenal. After "eight hours in a ten foot by ten foot room, facing in turns Detective McIntyre and Investigatior Stephens." In the end, the young man made a confession. Fung concludes the section with the sentence, "Without the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 06:25:00


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


Learn The Basic Process Of DNA Paternity Testing

Technology has finished so many for many of us – in actuality it has helped us strike many of the shortcomings in life. It certainly has done things the lot easier as well as many faster to accomplish. Technology, indeed, has facilitated lots of discoveries creation hold up reduction of the consternation as well as has aided information exchnage even to distant flung tools of the world.The area of healing scholarship is the single of the areas which has severely benefited from technological development.   One of the many appropriate contributions of scholarship in the healing margin is [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 04:16:22


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


Graphene could revolutionize DNA sequencing - physicsworld.com

By feeding individual strands of DNA through nanometre-sized holes, researchers in the Netherlands say they have proved the principle of a revolutionary new DNA sequencing technique. The breakthrough is part of a worldwide race to develop fast and low-cost strategies to analyse these codes that underpin the chemistry of life. The genetic profile – or "genome" – of an organism is determined by recording the full sequence of acid base pairs that make up its DNA. In 2003, the Human Genome Project made history by determining the entire human genetic code – 3 billion DNA base pairs that took [more...]

Date: 2010-07-21 08:44:52


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


Lastest Home Dna Tests News - Dna Testing Hair

DNA doesn’t match defendant A Kentucky State Police forensic biologist testified Tuesday that DNA found under Amanda Hornsby-Smith’s fingernails didn’t belong to the man on trial in Campbell Circuit Court for allegedly strangling her to death. Read more on The Cincinnati Enquirer Stool DNA test for colon cancer not yet cost-effective The inexpensive stool tests commonly used to screen for colon cancer can be more effective, and much less costly, than newer tests that look for certain genetic markers in the stool, according to a study published Monday. Read more on Reuters via [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 12:15:32


Genetic-testing services offer 'misleading' results | California Watch

Flickr photo by Horia Varlan Genetic-testing services that can be administered at home and sent off to a lab misinformed their customers, promising "DNA-based disease predictions" and more, according a government employee's testimony to a Congressional subcommittee Thursday. The testing services – three of which have California offices – were found giving "test results that are misleading and of little or no practical use" to fictitious profiles that the U.S. government accountability office created, Gregory Kutz of the GAO testified Thursday. The GAO purchased 10 tests from four [more...]

Date: 2010-07-28 07:05:18


Rape Kit Backlogs - Importance of Forensic Science - Good Housekeeping

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

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


DNA 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


ThePopTort: Medical Malpractice in Illinois: Is the Chicago ...

In response to the Tribune report, the state Department of Public Health moved to shut down the Grand Avenue Surgical Center in Chicago, where Jafari serves as medical director. And there’s more: A Tribune review found Bruce Smith, a Chicago gynecologist, was allowed to continue practicing for years despite multiple allegations of rape and sexual abuse. Authorities were dismissive of three patients who came forward with allegations of rape. And state regulators did not seek sanctions until a seventh woman alleged misconduct. The state's response was to suspend Smith's license for a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 15:05:43


Darwin's God: For What Profit?

But paternity testing and DNA fingerprinting are completely unrelated to the pseudogene example presented by evolutionist Ken Miller at the Kitzmiller trial. This comparison of forensic tests with evolutionary homologies is another common evolutionary canard that evolutionists use to mislead those not familiar with molecular biology. Forensic tests are performed where genealogical relationships are known to exist because they are empirically observed. There’s no question that people have children, and those children’s DNA sequences derive from their parents, grandparents, and so forth. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 08:50:00


New micro-robotic technology that can walk, turn , and even create ...

Once the strand is cut, the leg starts reaching for the next matching stretch of DNA in the track. In this way, the spider is guided down the path set by the researchers. Eventually, the robot encounters a patch of DNA to which it can bind but cannot cut. At that point, it is immobilised. To watch the spider in motion, the researchers used atomic force microscopy which showed the molecular robots following four different paths. Molecular robots have drawn huge interest because of the allure of programming them to sense their environment and react to it. For instance, they could note disease [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 02:43:21


Choose Dna Testing Lab Carefully | Studio WebDesign Blog

Due to intricate nature of a DNA, matching genetic data for developing genetic relation is much easier. This test is also frequently used in the cases of paternity disputes. Without getting any DNA sample from father, you can prove the relation from your DNA sample. Biologische vader is not needed to contribute DNA sample for conducting this test. Just by taking DNA sample from a close relative of alleged father to determine the actual relation. You can look for a good testing lab for carrying out DNA-testwithout any hassles. Highly detailed and reliable report will be easy to compare. Such a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:39:23


DNA-PROKIDS program to help eliminate international human trafficking

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

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


Police get new DNA powers - crime - national | Stuff.co.nz

Police fingerprinting suspects can now collect their DNA and match it against profiles from unsolved crimes, Justice Minister Simon Power has said. Until now police had to wait until someone was convicted or obtain an order from a High Court judge. The Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act means they can take samples on arrest. From today they will be able to take DNA from anyone they intend to charge with an offence punishable by more than seven years' imprisonment. This will see an estimated 4000 more samples taken each year. From the middle of next year if the Government [more...]

Date: 2010-06-09 07:00:00


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


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


Dna Markers for Genealogy | 50 States Classifieds Online Newspaper ...

Thus, it is easy to see how genealogy DNA testing can help with creating your family tree because your DNA will have been passed from one generation to the next and the information pertaining to your ancestors will be encoded therein. The Egg The Sperm When your sperm and also egg cell combine together, a new cell is created that will hold DNA from either parent and when genealogy DNA testing is performed in specialist laboratories, they will help provide evidence whether you are related to another person with a matching DNA. What’s more, the chances of two persons having identical DNA are [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 00:19:15


Fischer's Paternity Test Released - NYTimes.com

September 9, 2010, 6:09 pm Fischer’s Paternity Test Released By DYLAN LOEB MCCLAIN Marilyn Young, the Filipino woman who said that her daughter, Jinky, was the child of Bobby Fischer is pressing ahead with a claim to his estate, though DNA tests have shown that Mr. Fischer was not Jinky’s father. In a letter sent Thursday to her attorney in Iceland, Thordur Bogason, Ms. Young asked that DNA samples be taken from Mr. Fischer’s nephews, Alexander and Nicholas Targ, who have filed claims to the estate, and compared to the tissue samples retrieved when Mr. Fischer was exhumed to make sure [more...]

Date: 2010-09-09 22:09:09


DNA Evidence Clears 2 Men After 30 Years - Crime in the News ...

They confessed to rape and murder. They pleaded guilty and went to prison for decades; but they were innocent and DNA evidence proved it last week. On September 16, a judge in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, overturned the convictions of two of the three men serving time for the rape and murder of Eva Gail Patterson, in 1979. The third man, Larry Ruffin, died in prison in 2002. The Innocence Project organized DNA testing for the three men. In petitions filed for Bobby Dixon and Phillip Bivens, (and in a separate one filed for Ruffin on September 15) attorneys asked the court to throw out the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 13:12:40


Genetree.com – Build the ULTIMATE Family Tree with your DNA

The website offers you different DNA tests for males and females. This way you can find maternal as well as paternal relatives. Apart from DNA test GeneTree.com also offers you a platform to get connected wit your loved ones. You can share your photographs, videos and memories secretly with your family and this service is absolutely free of cost. You can also link with your family and create a family tree. You might have heard of many social networking websites but this websites searches your family members and joins you with your family. Usability and Design: The homepage of genetree is [more...]

Date: 2009-07-02 00:36:55


Mitochondrial DNA Testing Also known as explained maternal DNA

As a test of nuclear DNA Mitochondrial DNA testing is done byDNA samples of indigenous membership is claret from a sample with a swab or audacity, boldness news regulation adopted broom used. These samples are again beatific abroad for laboratories that do DNA testing and test results of mitochondrial turnaround. Mitochondrial DNA testing is set in a Cardinal of the affidavit – is native to authorize a common ancestor absolute auxiliary mother of the family, can also beacclimated in the ancestor of DNA tests to analyze the ancestor of the mother or polemical in DNA testing. In 1980, Dr. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 09:31:52


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


Combined efforts using DNA help solve 1988 Jacksonville mystery ...

The federal program began in 2004 under President George W. Bush’s DNA Initiative, which was created in part to help solve crimes and missing persons cases. The program costs about $200 million annually. Florida police agencies are required under a 2009 state law to attempt to collect two DNA samples from the families of anyone missing for more than 90 days and submit them to the database. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office last year collected samples in 43 cases as far back as 1972. Two identities have been made, including Johnson’s, whose sister’s DNA was used for the match. Two [more...]

Date: 2010-06-09 20:34:03


Schneier on Security: DNA Matching and the Birthday Paradox

A blog covering security and security technology. « Mythbusters Episode on RFID Security Nixed | Main | Turning off Fire Hydrants in the Name of Terrorism » September 11, 2008 Nice essay: Is it possible that the F.B.I. is right about the statistics it cites, and that there could be 122 nine-out-of-13 matches in Arizona's database? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer turns out to be yes. Let's say that the chance of any two individuals matching at any one locus is 7.5 percent. In reality, the frequency of a match varies from locus to locus, but I think 7.5 percent is pretty reasonable. For [more...]

Date: 2008-09-11 11:21:02


Learn The Basic Process Of DNA Paternity Testing

However, how does DNA testing work? The DNA Paternity Test is conducted by taking DNA sample of the supposed father and the child. The child has a combination of the mother and father’s DNA that is a known fact. Thus, the child’s genome will contain almost equal parts of the mother and the father. The proof of paternity is obtained by comparing the DNA sequences of both the child and the supposed father. If their DNA results match, it means that the supposed father is indeed the child’s biological father. If it doesn’t, then it sets things clear and gives peace of mind to both [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 15:53:44


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


Tracing Birth Parents by Testing Your DNA

The tests can even distinguish a half sibling from a full sibling. If you followed my advice and used both Family Finder and Relative Finder, you can test the suspected relative with whichever test costs less. Both should do a good job of confirming a close relationship. NOTE: Do not count on a Y-DNA test for close relationship testing. While Y-DNA matches definitely share a common paternal ancestor, the test can only tie you to a family, not to any one person. Mitochondrial DNA? Both men and women can also take a mitochondrial (mtDNA) test that follows the maternal line. But learning [more...]

Date: 2010-05-05 14:19:14


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


DNA Paternity Test – The Least Complicated, Most Secure And Most ...

Hair Loss Blog News and information about hair loss in woman, vitamins for hair loss and hair loss treatments DNA Paternity Test – The Least Complicated, Most Secure And Most Judicious Solution To Dig Out The Reality by Samantha on October 11, 2010 DNA Testing Do you nourish any doubt within your brain that your kid isn’t your biological offspring? You will be restless to acquire a decisive response but you bite the dust when it occurs to mustering courage to question your wife. It may bring your marital enjoy and familial life on rocks. Accusing her of perfidy with out any significant [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 12:24:42


Sophie

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


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


Florida Issues: Prosecutors agree to go beyond the toothbrush with ...

WEST PALM BEACH — Prosecutors about-faced Wednesday and agreed to DNA testing of some key evidence in the acase of Esdras Cardona, a Guatemalan dishwasher sentenced to 20 years in prison for the rape of a fellow employee at the Everglades Club in Palm Beach. In what is known as the "toothbrush case," 34-year-old Cardona is linked in part to Melissa Legare's rape by a Colgate toothbrush found in her room that bore a virtually exact match to Cardona's DNA. Cardona, identified confidently by Legare as her rapist, denies any part in the crime, and Innocence Project of Florida attorneys have [more...]

Date: 2009-03-01 20:09:00


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


fenian32: Colin Duffy sexually violated in prison search, court told

The court was told that DNA samples taken from a seatbelt, in what is believed to have been the getaway car, and the tip of a latex glove that was found in the vehicle, match DNA samples taken from Duffy and therefore link him to the car. An apparent attempt to burn the car, which had been bought 13 days before the attack through Autotrader for £380, had failed. A forensic scientist told the court that the chance of the DNA found on the latex glove belonging to any other person but Duffy was one in a billion. The probe also heard that DNA on a mobile phone and two matchsticks found inside [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:58:36


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


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


Cat DNA Can Aid in Criminal Investigations | easyDNA Blog

If you have ever inquired about a hair DNA test or know some of the basics of DNA you may know that DNA is found throughout nucleated cells in the body. Since hairs are simply made up of protein then we know that there is no nuclear DNA in hair. The same applies for cats- there is no nuclear DNA in cat hair. However, cat hair and human hair contain what is known as MtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) and this, like nuclear DNA, is unique to each of us. Cat DNA convicts murderer A body was found in a grave on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Police investigators identified the body as belonging to Shirley [more...]

Date: 2010-05-20 08:24:39


DNA samples still subject of scrutiny in Bobby Fischer estate claim

Web sites that explain how to read paternity test results, such as this one, say it is not unusual for there to be some gene correspondence between two people, but if even a couple of sets of DNA do not match, then paternity is ruled out. According to the Fischer test, 10 of 17 DNA samples that were compared between Mr. Fischer and Jinky did not match, so Mr. Fischer could not be her father. DISCLAIMER: The information presented here is not intended to serve as legal advice or to take the place of a professional legal consultation. The creators of this web site shall have neither liability [more...]

Date: 2010-09-10 20:25:16


Is familial DNA matching the same as racial profiling?

DNA has the potential to be extremely precise and orders of magnitude less likely to result in harassment of the wrong person. If you think that description matching in criminal investigations is ok, then why is familial DNA matching [more...]

Date: 2010-07-10 13:20:00


DNA Transcription (Advanced)

Transcription is the process by which the information in DNA is copied into messenger RNA (mRNA) for protein production. Originally created for DNA Interactive ( http://www.dnai.org ). TRANSCRIPT The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology: “DNA makes RNA makes protein” Here the process begins. Transcription factors assemble at a specific promoter region along the DNA. The length of DNA following the promoter is a gene and it contains the recipe for a protein. A mediator protein complex arrives carrying the enzyme RNA polymerase. It manoeuvres the RNA polymerase into place… inserting it with [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 03:02:09


Choosing An Online Dating Service | iTaste

Some sites are more scientific than others and even attempt to match people up by using DNA sequencing technology that is based on specific genetic traits. Other sites offer personality tests to find out which people might be compatible with each other. Some of the services even guarantee you’ll meet a partner or you don’t have to pay for the membership. One of the main things to look for in a site is the number of members that belong to it. Finding somebody to date will be pretty hard if there are only a couple hundred people on the site. The area they live in is also an important [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 15:19:32



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