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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

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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


MIELOMA MULTIPLO ITALIA: Metilazione del DNA nel MIELOMA MULTIPLO

They performed DNA methylation profiling analysis for more than 800 genes, including tumor suppressors, oncogenes, and genes involved in cancer-related cellular processes. This process contrasts with previous studies that focused on the analysis of a single gene. They found only a few genes that were hypermethylated, but importantly found many more hypomethylated genes, even in the earliest stages of multiple myeloma. "Our data suggest that the overall degree of methylation may have some prognostic value, and further studies are needed to determine the functional and clinical significance [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 18:12:00


Wong Defense Questions Credibility Of DNA Lab - Greenville News ...

POSTED: 11:20 am EDT September 20, 2010 UPDATED: 4:41 pm EDT September 20, 2010 NEWTON, N.C. -- A forensic biologist from the with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation testified Monday in the capital murder trial of Edwardo Wong.Wong is charged with fatally shooting Trooper Shawn Blanton in June 2008 during a traffic stop along Interstate 40 near Canton in Haywood County.Russell Holly, an SBI agent, testified he collected items from Wong's vehicle and the scene to be sent off for DNA analysis.The jury saw photos of the items collected -- including weapons removed from Wong's [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 20:41:11


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


Invisible History Blog » Blog Archive » America's DNA Profile Has ...

When we are asked why the U.S. is still in Afghanistan after a decade, we explain that America’s DNA profile has been all over that country since 1973. While no one was looking, the CIA’s secret mission became entangled with Pakistan’s support for Afghanistan’s small core of foreign-trained right wing Islamic extremists. Thanks to President Jimmy Carter’s national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, this entanglement blossomed into a marriage following the 1978 Marxist coup and a full-blown commitment to holy war and the Islamization of Pakistan – long before the Soviet invasion [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 14:09:18


Murder mystery solved by DNA | DNA Project - South Africa

Luckily I played “myself” and I was available for people to ask me any questions they had on the science behind DNA profiling as well as the work being undertaken by the DNA Project. The prize was a murder mystery dinner for 8 people and after 5 of the guests all correctly worked out the identity of the murderer and their motive, a draw was held and the name of the winner was announced. The evening was a resounding success and we hope many more will take place as it provided an ideal opportunity for the public to have fun whilst learning about the use of DNA profiling as a tool that can [more...]

Date: 2010-09-10 09:07:15


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


the border collie blog - All excited about wifi on the plane ...

I am glad that she's not my only dog that I am running. Although the "in season" part isn't really that bad.  As much as she's a dirty girl normally (loves to play in the mud), she does keep herself pretty clean during her season. Still not sure if I will breed her, but am getting potential boy friends lined up and researched.  It seems there are more "Will not use" rather than "ok, looking good--let's watch them".   Just starting health clearances with Meri.  So far, she's passed her eye exam.  ;-) Got hearing, her DNA profile with AKC, CEA DNA test, hips & elbows at 2 years old.  Not [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 13:06:24


DNA Testing and Genetic Profiles Help Avoid Broken Hearts Polls Reveal

Several states have DNA testing legislation with New York acting earlier this year to warn 31 genetic labs that they are in breach of state regulations and California ordering thirteen laboratories to cease operations. As GINA takes full force it is clear that confidence in the benefits of DNA analysis will grow.” Dr. Carey concluded, “The potential to avoid a broken heart through genetic dating, or a failed heart through early medical intervention is just to tempting to ignore.” The planned research will be carried over the Web and mobile research platform managed by morefocus media. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 00:18:04


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


Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this ...

Question by Morgan: Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this the same thing as gel electrophoresis? I take AP bio but I obviously forget. Best answer: Answer by CryBabiesShouldntCry A short history from http://www.dna.gov/basics/analysishistory ‘DNA fingerprinting’ or DNA typing (profiling) as it is now known, was first described in 1985 by an English geneticist named Alec Jeffreys. Dr. Jeffreys found that certain regions of DNA contained DNA sequences that were repeated over and over again next to each other. He also discovered that the number of repeated [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 04:23:14


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


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


X-Tagged.com Adult Social Bookmarking - DNA sequencing

PCR Analysis facilitates the capacity to make millions of DNA copies from a single biological sample. This type of analysis enables the forensic scientist to examine small data such as a few skin cells. It also lessens the chances of contamination of the sample, but it requires very meticulous work. Short tandem repeat (STR) technology Short tandem repeat (STR) technology analyzes all 13 Loci (regions )for DNA testing and is the technology used by the FBI databases at the local, state, and federal level. Short tandem repeat (STR) technology for DNA profiles from convicted offenders, unsolved [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 18:10:35


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


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

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

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


Winston-Salem police chief weighs in on new DNA collection law

Winston-Salem Police Chief Scott Cunningham believes the benefits of the DNA Database Act of 2010, which was signed into law by Gov. Beverly Perdue on July 15, far outweighs the concerns raised by civil liberties groups like the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. “We believe that this law will assist the Winston-Salem Police Department and all police departments in the state to clear cases that are pending,” Cunningham said in an e-mail. The law requires state law enforcement officials to collect DNA from cheek swabs taken from suspects arrested for a broad spectrum of [more...]

Date: 2010-07-29 20:14:00


How Do I dna testing ?

The IDENTIGENE complete array of services extends from paternity testing to forensic testing and family reconstruction. You can be sure that tests performed in IDENTIGENE DNA Testing Centers will be fast, accurate and confidential. IDENTIGENE DNA Paternity Testing Centers utilize an extensive laboratory process involving bar-coded DNA samples, robotics and a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) assuring the highest quality of service achievable in the industry. IDENTIGENE employs system controls, checks and balances to provide reliable and accurate DNA and paternity test [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 05:59:08


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


Advantages Of DNA Paternity Test

DNA Paternity Test is trusted way of confirming a biological relationship of a supposed father to a child. In fact here are the two methods used to perform this type of test. 1. Court Admissible Test – Collection of samples is performed through a controlled chain-of-custody procedure  with a third party to act as a witness and verify the authenticity of the samples.  This is a cheat proof  system if a neutral and qualified third party witness is used. 2. At-Home DNA Paternity Test. DNA Testing kit is  usually sent at home and the person involved is responsible for collecting his own [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 18:22:54


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


Methods Use To Perform DNA Paternity Test | Daily Health Care Tips

At-Home DNA Paternity Test DNA Testing kit is sent at home and the person accounts for collecting his own sample. This nature of collection gives an opportunity to cheat on the test by submitting someone else’s sample which will unexpectedly lead to a negative result. This kind of test however is not admissible in court and is usually administered out of plain curiosity. The accuracy of the DNA Paternity Test is normally established if administered by an accredited and experienced DNA Testing Laboratory. It can actually provide a probability of paternity in excess of 99.99% or alternatively [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 20:06:12


HowStuffWorks "How Cells Work"

Here are some of the terms you commonly see: Biotechnology; Gene splicing; Human genome; Genetic engineering; Recombinant DNA; Genetic diseases; Gene therapy; DNA mutations; DNA fingerprinting or DNA profiling ... What is a virus and how does it work at the molecular level? What is an antibiotic and how do antibiotics work? Why don't antibiotics kill normal cells? What is a vitamin, and why do we need to take them every day? How do poisons work? What does it mean to be [more...]

Date: 2000-04-01 08:00:00


of bestfriends and lovers.

humans are complex. humans are made of cells combined together to form tissues to form organ which cooperates into a system. analogically, the large quantity of cells making up the human body sort of  constitutes the emotions we have as humans. With each cell representing emotion resulting humans having humongous number of emotions as we are made up of almost infinite cells. What about each individuals being uniquely distinctive physically, mentally and emotionally. A percentage would view that glass half filled, the remaining fraction would view that glass half empty. So its pretty [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 11:56:43


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


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


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


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


UTV News - DNA evidence in RUC murder case

At 14:52 on 01 October 2010, lorna wrote: Billy this murder was thirty years ago. It is less than twenty years since it was first accepted by the court. and still there are problems with DNA. Thank goodness Police forensic has been developed over the years. At 19:30 on 30 September 2010, Billy wrote: DNA profiling has been around for over twenty years in the UK. I still smell at rat!! At 13:33 on 30 September 2010, ruc widow wrote: Jim. All murders including the murders of the RUC officers are now in the hands of the HET we were all invited to Stormont hotel and told [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 21:06:56


DNA testing acquits an Innocent man from Rape conviction

Certain portions of DNA are unique to each individual. This genetic information cannot be purposely altered in any way. DNA profiling is a way of establishing identity and is used in a variety of ways, such as for determining twins to be identical or fraternal, and for many other family-relationship identifications. DNA samples can be obtained from blood, buccal swab, hair root, saliva, semen and much more. Because no two individuals (with the exception of identical twins) are composed of the exact same genetic profile, DNA testing is the absolute means to confirm any biological relationship [more...]

Date: 2010-09-10 18:16:00


Date: 2010-07-05 08:36:01


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


Fallible DNA evidence can mean prison or freedom, would you trust ...

False peaks in the profile created by imperfections in the analysis machine may also be mistaken for alleles. This is called "drop-in". This year, the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM), which issues guidance to US labs performing forensic DNA analysis, published new recommendations regarding the interpretation of forensic DNA. These include a suggestion that labs develop strict criteria for deciding what denotes the presence of an allele, and what amount of DNA constitutes the minimum for a profile to be constructed. Labs should also document and define any [more...]

Date: 2010-08-16 17:10:00


New Device Will Slash Time for DNA Analysis | UANews.org

"Our DNA analysis platform is a fully automated system that doesn't require any human intervention," Zenhausern said. "You load the specimen in a cartridge that can contain all the necessary reagents for processing a sample and place it in the instrument, close the instrument and push a button on the computer, which will control all processing and analysis steps for generating data that can then be loaded in a DNA expert software system for identifying a human profile and matching an offender. That's it." The center developed the technology for the device and designed it for use by law [more...]

Date: 2010-08-17 07:00:00


New DNA Evidence May Exonerate Convicted Murderer

The "touch DNA" tests weren't available in the late 1990s. Timothy Masters was convicted of murder in Hettrick's death in 1999, but his conviction was overturned in 2008 after defense lawyers used advanced DNA testing to uncover evidence suggesting a different suspect. The new evidence was taken from Hettrick's clothing. "We have done 'touch DNA,' and I think it has moved the ball forward. We will know more in the future," Suthers said. He wouldn't say whose DNA was found or identify the clothing on which it was found. Masters has not been exonerated in the case and remains a suspect. "While [more...]

Date: 2010-09-21 00:55:00


CT going after company that supplied faulty DNA kits used for ...

“While the company maintains it sent an e-mail to alert us to the issue, the forensics laboratory has no record of the message. Moreover, when a problem of this magnitude arises, we believe a much more formal notification is required,” gov. Rell said. “I want to stress that none of the results obtained by these tests were false,” said James M. “Skip” Thomas, Commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety. “If the kit returned a DNA profile, it was valid. The problem is that the kits were insufficiently sensitive – they simply did not react to extremely small amounts of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 10:00:13


Forensics expert: Child's DNA is consistent with accused blueblood's

Reddin in Paterson that the child’s DNA “is consistent with being an offspring” of the defendant and his now-23-year-old daughter. Crutchley  added that she is not a qualified expert on calculating the “paternity probability,” or giving what the statistical chances are that the baby is actually Ayinde’s, based on the DNA profile.   The prosecution is expected to present a probability witness next week, to give the DNA results more context for the jury.  While the scientific evidence thus does not unequivocally establish Ayinde as the father, neither does it rule him [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 20:49:33


Court Ordered Paternity Test – For Your Peace Of Mind

Or you may want to try cheap paternity dna testing. Related posts: Drug test and some mentionable facts; The Best Place to Go for DNA Profiling Services; Safe and Reliable DNA Profiling Services at the DNA Lab [more...]

Date: 2010-07-13 07:07:46


Twitter Roundup

RT @sociallifeofdna RT @alondra: Profile of Ann West: Teen Digs for Clues in Family DNA http://bit.ly/cIC7mx Note article in last Tweet has estimate of genetic tests at 1,800. Seems much closer to true than ~800 number we heard earlier in week. Changes on the Horizon as Personalized Medicine Moves into Clinical Practice: http://bit.ly/blY4az Recap from Burrill pers. med conf MT @crossborderbio: DTC link in last tweet is from @CMAJ_News – also contrasts Class III regulation of companion dx. DTC is non-clinical? RT @dgmacarthur: George Church (@geochurch) says cost of genome sequence may hit [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 13:30:26


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


Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Maps in Follicular Lymphoma Cells ...

Methodology/Principal Findings We performed methylation-enriched genome-wide bisulfite sequencing of FL cells and normal CD19+ B-cells using 454 sequencing technology. The methylated DNA fragments were enriched with methyl-binding proteins, treated with bisulfite, and sequenced using the Roche-454 GS FLX sequencer. The total number of bases covered in the human genome was 18.2 and 49.3 million including 726,003 and 1.3 million CpGs in FL and CD19+ B-cells, respectively. 11,971 and 7,882 methylated regions of interest (MRIs) were identified respectively. The genome-wide distribution of these [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 21:12:52


Unidentified Female Child|Northampton County, North Carolina

Browse > Home / Unidentified Persons / Unidentified Female Child|Northampton County, North Carolina Reconstruction of Victim by Barbara Martin Bailey Unidentified Female Child The victim was discovered on December 26, 1983 in Northampton County, North Carolina Skull and postcranial skeleton – long bones, ribs, and vertebrae located Vital Statistics Estimated age: 4-8 years old Distinguishing Characteristics: Most likely a black or Biracial (White & Black) female Skeletal Findings: Right frontal depressions; left nasal trauma; trauma to the chin/gonial area; perhaps chronic ear [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 15:12:45


Yonder Biology Kicks Off World Cup Fever with Custom DNA Art

Yonder Biology, a DNA Art Company, is offering Custom World Cup DNA Art Images. Just name your favorite country when you purchase a DNA Art Portrait from Yonder Biology and Yonder will combine the two – your DNA image and your country’s colors- to create a one of kind DNA Art. Soccer – Is it in your DNA? Each unique DNA image will be printed on canvas, photo paper or as a premium Face Mount image. How Spanish are you… really? Yonder Biology DNA Art Portraits can be viewed at www.yonderbiology.com. How to purchase your very own DNA Portrait: The process begins with a visit to the [more...]

Date: 2010-07-10 04:01:00


BioPet DNA Breed ID Kit Finds Out Your Dog's Ancestry Like CSI

At the least, it's a cool story to tell about your dog the next time you're using him to pick up girls in the park. The DNA Breed Identification Kit contains all the stuff you need to take a cheek swab of your pet, keep the sample secure and send it to BioPet for testing, with no additional costs. Within two weeks of receiving your sample, you'll be mailed your results, which include a DNA profile, an Ancestry Analysis Certificate, and a Behavior, Health and Personality Summary. The latter compiles all characteristics of the breeds that have found their way into your pet, so you can have a [more...]

Date: 2010-06-04 18:34:21


OFA Policy on DNA Clear by Parentage

NOTE the term DNA identity profiled and parentage verified. means that sire, dam and offspring in question ALL have AKC DNA. certificates. For more information on acquiring an AKC DNA profile certificate on your dog visit > [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 13:23:21


EpiCentral: Examining blocking lesions in ancient DNA

Blocking lesions prevent amplification and sequencing of affected molecules, thus limiting the analysis of DNA derived from ancient samples. Heyn et al. recently developed a new method--polymerase extension profiling (PEP)--that reveals occurrences of polymerase stalling on DNA templates. This sequencing-based technology allows detection of damage on a single-molecule level. The technique used CircLigase™ ssDNA Ligase for high-efficiency ligation of single-stranded adaptors (containing the Roche 454 A sequence) to the 3’ ends of primer-extension products. The authors found evidence of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 20:29:00


Sosilawati murder: Chemistry Department Needs More Time To Analyse DNA

"We expect that the process can be completed in the near future. However, we cannot provide any time frame when we can hand over the results to the police. "The time taken to complete the DNA profiling depends on the amount of samples available," he said told Bernama. Sosilawati, 47, her driver Kamaruddin Shamsuddin, 44, lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32, and CIMB Bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, went missing on Aug 30 after they went to Banting in Selangor over a land deal. Police found out that the four were killed, their bodies burnt and the ashes thrown into rivers near Ladang [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 22:10:00


50. Gene Technology 3 of 6 : : Dna Test

Finally we look at some of the tricks that can be done using these tools and techniques – such as DNA profiling and fingerprinting; how to sequence DNA – from a molecule to a letter code we can interpret; and finally we look at how cloning genes and the use of recombinant DNA technology allows us to mix the DNA of different species together. Lots of information. Always a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 23:20:03


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



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