DNA Diagnostics Center cutting 15 jobs after loss of contract
DNA Diagnostic Center in Fairfield will lose 15 jobs after the Ohio Department of Administrative Services elected to award a genetic testing contract to a North Carolina company. According to state Rep. Courtney Combs, R-Hamilton, the contract awarded on June 24 to Laboratory Corporation of America was $1 million more than DDC’s contract. Combs represents the 54th District, which includes Fairfield. According to a document provided by Combs’ office requesting Strickland’s veto, DDC reduced its work force by nearly 10 percent. The document also stated the company had to cut “highly [more...]
Date: 2009-08-24 07:00:00
Mecklenburg County channels Maury, offers paternity testing | Bang ...
The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Mecklenburg County is offering paternity testing for all men in North Carolina questioning if the child is theirs or not. The genetic testing will be offered from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 to 7 at the Mecklenburg County Child Support Enforcement Office, which is located at 5800 Executive Center Dr. in east Charlotte. Christy Stacy, a child support supervisor, said the test, which includes a DNA sample, may take about 15 minutes, and potential fathers need to bring photo identification with them. The child and mother do not need to be present, but their [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 20:12:54
Biologists Tackle Cells' Identity Crisis
The group has now developed and tested a standardized procedure for extracting DNA from cells, doing the fingerprinting and interpreting the results.“Without policing, many investigators may not be motivated to do the necessary tests.” Many researchers already use DNA fingerprinting to test their cell lines, notes Steve Oglesbee, director of the tissue-culture facility at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The ATCC and other repositories have already established fingerprints for some of the most commonly used lines. "We're [more...]
Date: 2010-06-07 13:52:00
Child Visitation, Legitimation and Paternity
In the state of North Carolina, in the event that a couple experiences a divorce process and one parent includes primary physical custody of any child or children, the other parent will likely be awarded visitation rights in pretty much every situation. The term, “visitation”, commonly identifies the non-custodial father or mother’s legal right to spend time with a child or children, but in North Carolina custody is frequently considered to be “primary” and “secondary”. Which means instead of “visiting” the child, the non-custodial parent is viewed as having secondary [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 17:20:44
NC's Cooper To Discuss Expansion Of DNA Testing - MyNC News Home Page
"Our most dangerous criminals are most apt to reoffend," Tom Bennett with the North Carolina Victim Assistance Network added. "But if we have DNA to prevent these crimes why shouldn't we take it?" But Sarah Preston with the American [more...]
Date: 2010-05-25 16:00:23
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
Student Perspectives: North Carolina to Take DNA from Arrestees
Law enforcement practitioners developed several novel techniques to take advantage of the opportunities provided by DNA profiling such as DNA Dragnets, Familial Searching, or Phenotype DNA profiling. Arguably, these practices cause privacy concerns; however these practices have also helped police solve serious crimes. The courts agree that the taking of DNA from a person, by either a buccal swab or blood sample, constitutes a search, and must be reasonable to be authorized under the Fourth Amendment. Furthermore, the Court determined in Skinner v. Railway Labor Executives’ [more...]
Date: 2010-08-05 13:22:45
DNA sample testing system expanded in new N.C. law - Raleigh ...
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Date: 2010-07-15 09:38:01
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Date: 2010-05-14 21:06:03
DNA company loses state contract, 15 jobs
DNA Diagnostic Center in Fairfield will lose 15 jobs after the Ohio Department of Administrative Services elected to award a genetic testing contract to a North Carolina company.According to state Rep. Courtney Combs, R-Hamilton, the contract awarded on June 24 to Laboratory Corporation of America was $1 million more than DDC’s contract. Combs represents the 54th District, which includes Fairfield.In a letter to Gov. Ted Strickland dated Thursday, Aug. 20, Combs wrote he was “ashamed” about the decision.“At a time when unemployment in this state is over 11 percent and climbing, how [more...]
Date: 2009-08-21 14:45:05
DNA Coated Nanotubes Help Kill Tumors Without Harm To Surrounding ...
For this study, researchers used MWCNTs encased with DNA, which prevented them from bunching up in the tumor, allowing them to heat more efficiently at a lower level of radiation and leaving the surrounding tissue virtually unharmed. With funding from the National Cancer Institute and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, researchers grew 24 prostate cancer tumors in 12 mice. They then separated the mice into groups receiving treatment with DNA-encased MWCNTs and laser, laser only, non-DNA-encased MWCNTs only, or no treatment. The eight tumors treated with a single injection of DNA-encased [more...]
Date: 2010-10-03 07:00:58
DNA Test May Speed Colon Cancer Diagnosis - American Scientist Online
A new generation of DNA tests for colon cancer seems likely to improve the detection both of cancers and of the precancerous polyps that precede them. The tests, if validated, could reduce the burden of disease substantially by detecting tumors at an early stage, including those not picked up by a colonoscopy. Colorectal cancers tend to grow slowly and are easily removed if caught early. But many people over 50 do not comply with the recommendation to have a colonoscopy--a time-consuming procedure in which a tube is threaded up the intestine--and even colonoscopies do not catch everything. [more...]
Date: 2010-08-13 15:15:00
Casey Anthony Team Gets “Touch DNA” Testing | The Caylee Daily
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Date: 2010-09-29 09:20:31
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
SBI Policy Favoring Prosecution Was in Writing | Raleigh Criminal ...
When a Raleigh newspaper reported this past summer that analysts in the crime lab of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation routinely withheld test results favorable to the defendant, the scientific community and defense attorneys urged the state to make the crime lab independent of the state's law enforcement agency. Those efforts may be redoubled in light of recent revelations. This week, the newspaper reported that it was not only the practice for analysts to withhold possibly exculpatory evidence, it was also the policy. According to the audit conducted in August, the SBI had [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 15:02:18
Human remains identified as those of Alice Donovan | SCNOW
The remains werefirst sent to a lab at the University of South Carolina for possible mitochondrial DNA extraction and testing. But forensic scientists at the state crime lab weren’t able to pull enough DNA from the skeletal remains for a positive identification. The Horry County Police Department since had been in contact with the Health Science Center at the University of North Texas, where the remains — along with DNA swabs taken during the Jan. 27 search from Gilchrist and Warner — were sent for additional testing, Horry County Police Sgt. Robert Kegler said. Most of the search for [more...]
Date: 2009-07-24 21:51:37
Settlement reached in suit against Claim Jumper restaurant chain ...
SANTA ANA — A 51-year-old Mission Viejo man today settled his lawsuit against the Claim Jumper restaurant chain over a claim he chewed on a condom found in his French onion soup. ... The object was sent to a laboratory in North Carolina and preliminary tests revealed female DNA on it, according to the trial brief. The Hodouseks never made any monetary demands and accused the company of treating them "as scammers and frauds," according to the trial brief. [more...]
Date: 2010-08-26 02:20:16
Progenika Receives CE Mark for First DNA Chip to Detect Mutations ...
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Date: 2010-09-27 08:54:00