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Genetic DNA Testing, The Use And Benefits

Due to recent advances in scientific knowledge and high technology, DNA genetic testing is now developed and commonly used by most people. DNA test is relatively used for paternity analysis of various genetic diseases during pregnancy and for forensic investigations. Paternity tests are used to determine who is the biological father of a child. Sometimes, when parents do not know about the paternity of a child, this can affect their relationships and peace of mind, governed by the father of DNA testing. It is important to know the paternity of the child’s legal aspects, such as birth [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 07:22:17

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Genetic DNA Testing, The Use And Benefits

Due to recent advances in scientific knowledge and high technology, DNA genetic testing is now developed and commonly used by most people. DNA test is relatively used for paternity analysis of various genetic diseases during pregnancy and for forensic investigations. Paternity tests are used to determine who is the biological father of a child. Sometimes, when parents do not know about the paternity of a child, this can affect their relationships and peace of mind, governed by the father of DNA testing. It is important to know the paternity of the child’s legal aspects, such as birth [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 16:11:33


Forensic DNA Reporter

Are you an experienced DNA Forensic Reporting Scientist? Can you analysis complex DNA mixtures? Have you got Court Room skills and experience? Do you have experience of leading a team? If you have said yes to all of the above then this [more...]

Date: 2010-05-08 12:00:09


Forensic DNA Analysis – What is Mitochondrial DNA?

Mitochondrial DNA can also be found in some tissues where nuclear DNA normally does not exist. For instance, dead cellular debris can be found in human hair. However, the only thing that is living in human hair the follicle, [more...]

Date: 2010-08-22 08:31:49


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


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


Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM Accelerate DNA Identification for Law ...

(TM) sample-to-answer DNA analysis device is to transform today’s DNA identification process from one that takes a great deal of training, sophisticated equipment and days or weeks to complete, into an affordable, on-site process that takes less than an hour.” Developed in collaboration with ZyGEM as a Lockheed Martin Technology Innovation Initiative, RapI.D.(TM) leverages the latest in microfluidic research and development to accelerate the DNA identification process–essentially building a laboratory on a small, single chip that reduces the processing steps and time needed for [more...]

Date: 2010-09-22 14:14:47


DefrostingColdCases.com » Blog Archive » FBI's forensic DNA case load…

The FBI’s forensic DNA case load is so backlogged that it would take two years to complete – even without any new cases added, according to a new report released by the Department of Justices’ inspector general.More than 3,200 backlogged DNA cases are still awaiting analysis as of March, and the number is growing. DNA analysis is a lengthy process, and it can take up to 600 days for FBI labs to provide testing results.According to the report, missing persons cases represent the biggest portion of backlogged cases, The average time that it takes the FBI Laboratory to provide DNA testing [more...]

Date: 2010-08-10 01:22:10


ISPUB - Comparison and Development of A Rapid Extraction Methods ...

Ancient DNA: Recovery and Analysis of Genetic Material from Paleontological, Archaeological, Museum, Medical and Forensic Specimens. New York, NY: Springer Verlag. (s)7. Holland, M.M. and T.J. Parsons. 1999. Mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis— validation and use for forensic casework. Forensic Science Review. 11: 22 – 49. (s)8. Matysiak-Scholze,U., Dimmeler,S. and Nehls,M. (1996) Technical Tips Online, T40011. (s)9. Near T.J., Bolnic D.I. and Wainwright P.C., Fossil calibrations and molecular divergence time estimates in centrarchid fishes, Evolution, 2005, 59(8): 1768-1782 (s)10. Paabo [more...]

Date: 2010-06-06 01:06:13


These centers process

Most DNA testing centers in the US provide general as well as specialized DNA testing services like Personal and Legal DNA Relationship Testing, mtDNA Analysis and Y-chromosome Testing, Forensic DNA Testing Services, DNA Identification [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 21:02:12


I-Micronews - MICROFLUIDICS TECHNO: Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM ...

The result is a compact platform that can analyze DNA simply, accurately and rapidly, enabling DNA identification to be used more widely and in many more settings." explained ZyGEM CEO Paul Kinnon. "Forensic and other federal, state and local government applications represent critical near-term markets for our technology, and we are delighted to have Lockheed Martin as a key teammate in the development of our first systems." The cost and complexity of current forensic DNA analysis methods has contributed to significant processing backlogs throughout the criminal justice system. Data from [more...]

Date: 2010-09-24 14:37:45


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


Feline Fur Flushes Out Felons

The hair cats leave in their owners' homes through their frequent grooming can help authorities to catch criminals. Here, Catster member Leo shows off his grooming technique. New research has revealed that cat fur can help to identify and convict criminals. Dr. Leslie Lyons, a cat genetics expert, pioneered the research. Lyons, who works at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was already compiling information on cat DNA, when she had an “A-ha!” moment. “I’m a big fan of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” she says. In two episodes of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 14:43:50


Molecular Photofitting: Predicting Ancestry and Phenotype Using ...

Molecular Photofitting: Predicting Ancestry and Phenotype Using DNA by Tony Nick Frudakis Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (September 21, 2007) | ISBN: 0120884925 | Pages: 712 | PDF | 14.13 MBIn the ~ of battle of forensics, there is a critical need for genetic tests that be able to function in a predictive or inferential sense, before suspects have been identified, and/or notwithstanding crimes for which DNA evidence exists but eye-witnesses do not. Molecular Photofi>tting fills this stand in want of by describing the process of generating a physical description of each individual from [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 09:23:58


LATEST FORENSIC NEWS IN INDIA AND ACROSS THE GLOBE

Portable, rapid DNA analysis tech developed Mobile fingerprint-checking equipment is already controversial before it has even rolled out widely. An announcement today may presage the next such row, as developers say they will soon roll out a "compact" machine based on "a small, single chip" which will massively reduce the amount of time taken to check a DNA sample.The RapID™ system was unveiled today at a biometrics conference in Florida by ZyGEM Corp and its partner, US aerospace globocorp Lockheed, nowadays seeking to diverge into homeland-security areas. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-22 17:08:00


Ohio University Forensic Chemistry Lab, DNA Analysis | Fresh ...

Undergraduate students in a Forensic Chemistry Lab perform a forensic DNA test to catch a criminal. The production of this [more...]

Date: 2010-07-26 06:21:56


Ensuring Successful PCR Using Online Resources-eNotes

This system quantitates DNA prior to multiplex short tandem repeat (STR) amplification, a method used for DNA typing, including paternity testing, forensic DNA analysis and human identity testing. [more...]

Date: 2009-04-14 00:00:01


The Returning Casualty Blog » We thank our partners in DNA analysis

Many professionals have helped TRC in its mission, and the DNA analysts have been among the most supportive. Some of the best in the nation have come forth to assist. TRC’s first door opened at Family Tree DNA, a Houston based service that uses state of the art DNA technology to discover the ancestry of its clients (See the website www.familytreedna.com for interesting information about DNA technology, including an interview with BBC.). The company’s President and CEO, Bennett Greenspan, promptly replied to TRC’s request for assistance. Mr. Greenspan and TRC’s General Counsel, Wesley [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 06:42:23


Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: Y-STR mega-paper (Ballantyne et al. 2010)

To rectify this, we analyzed a large number of 186 Y-STR markers in nearly 2000 DNA-confirmed father-son pairs, covering an overall number of 352,999 meiotic transfers. Following confirmation by DNA sequence analysis, the retrieved mutation data were modeled via a Bayesian approach, resulting in mutation rates from 3.78 × 10−4 (95% credible interval , 1.38 × 10−5 − 2.02 × 10−3) to 7.44 × 10−2 (95% CI, 6.51 × 10−2 − 9.09 × 10−2) per marker per generation. With the 924 mutations at 120 Y-STR markers, a nonsignificant excess of repeat losses versus gains (1.16:1), as [more...]

Date: 2010-09-05 12:00:00


Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis: An Introduction (Brown,Gene Cloning ...

Explaining the significance, the principles, the techniques, and the applications of gene cloning and DNA analysis, this introduction assumes little prior knowledge on the part of the reader. Particular attention is given to the methods of sequencing genomes and analyzing this sequence. The applications to forensics science are highlighted. Approximately 250 color illustrations are featured. Brown teaches biomolecular archeology at [more...]

Date: 2010-07-22 21:11:10


Is new ways of anaylzing dna evidence more accurate than the old ...

The fact that DNA, and science in general continually becomes more accurate Report to the Attorney General on Delays in Forensic DNA Analysis File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick ViewThis problem is magnified when the biological [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 14:28:08


CS – I Don't Think So! | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

Prosecutors for years have enlisted DNA and other forensic devices to help gain convictions. For example, prosecutors used analysis of wood slivers to help convict Bruno Hauptmann more than 70 years ago in the kidnapping death of Charles Lindbergh's son. ... There is also the article below from a few years ago about the work of Tony Frudakis in DNA profiling. The last line of the article is worth looking at even if you don't read the whole thing. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 04:01:14


Bode Technology Expands Its Cutting Edge RFID Technology To Law ...

Bode Technology Expands Its Cutting Edge RFID Technology To Law Enforcement Units For First Time One of World's Leading and Fastest Growing Forensic DNA Analysis and Services Companies To Market Its New, Cost Efficient and Highly [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 02:20:24


Forensic Science Laboratory Recruitment Haryana

To standardize DNA typing techniques according to the local conditions and facilities for implementing the same in routine forensic analysis of blood and other body fluids. Career Currently there are no any vacancies, job and vacancies update will be soon Address Forensic Science Laboratory Office Phone: +91 184 380104 Residence Phone:+91 184 380604 Office Fax: +91 184 [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 04:44:22


Forensic DNA Typing, Second Edition: Biology, Technology, and ...

I thought this was an outstanding overview of DNA typing. Product is awesome, Service is Gruesome ! Forensic DNA typing its an awesome book. 6 stars is more like it . . . Rarely are such complex subjects treated so well. Outstanding Text Book on Forensic Science. This book is an outstanding text book for those interested in Forensic Science, Genetics, and Genealogy. Forensic DNA Typing, Second Edition: Biology, Technology, and STR Markers. I would not recommend this book to someone who was completely new to the use of genetics as a tool for forensics. Marvelous work! This book has opened my [more...]

Date: 2010-05-19 19:12:13


Cal State LA forum looks at Grim Sleeper case - Pasadena Star-News

Although advances in DNA technology are changing crime scene analysis, firearm and fingerprint evidence still dominate cases seen in forensic labs, Hudson said. "Not one form of analysis stands alone," said Assistant Director of the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 05:28:25


Britain to launch criminal shoe database_11419

“The technology, like the DNA database, has no upper limits as far I am aware,” Piercy told reporters. “We will be putting all the footwear we currently hold in the Forensic Science Service on the database.” Footwear marks can be found on all types of surfaces – carpets, mud and bodies for example. The database will help detectives link the footwear to the crime and to an individual when a suspect is identified, in what is called the Cinderella analysis. The comparison between the database sample and a cast or photograph of the footwear mark from the crime scene can be made [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 08:04:16


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


Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing

John Butler, bestselling author of Forensic DNA Typing, now applies his expertise on the subject of DNA analysis into an introductory textbook. Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing walks students step-by-step through the DNA analysis process beginning with collection of evidence at a crime scene to the statistical interpretation of the results. Also included are brief discussions of such news worthy topics as victim identification from the September 11, 2001 attacks, the identification of the remains of the Romanovs, the last Russian Royal family, and the O.J. Simpson case. New applications, [more...]

Date: 2010-06-10 05:45:00


Forensic Chemists And Crime Solving | HumanUrine.org

Many perpetrators of crimes have been convicted and many innocent persons set free after years in prison as a result of DNA analysis. Accidents caused by intoxicated drivers kill nearly 15000 persons a year in the United States alone ... The test can be readily and quickly administered by trained law enforcement personnel, but forensic chemists test and calibrate the equipment and testify to its accuracy. Fingerprints on smooth surfaces can often be made visible by the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 03:39:24


Press Release – Introducing Lean Six Sigma Consulting Program

Sorenson Forensics provides services, such as STR and Y-STR analysis; mitochondrial DNA sequencing; comprehensive biology screening; full serology testing, including blood, semen and other body fluid identification; DNA case [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 20:29:15


OSTA » Blog Archive » 3 Days and Counting…

This is a rare opportunity to see how forensic science is actually done (definitely NOT with that fancy blue back-lighting, super-fast computers and instantaneous chemical and DNA analysis).  DON”T MISS THIS CONFERENCE! This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 6:31 am and is filed under Conference. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 12:31:43


FORENSIC BIOLOGIST JOB DESCRIPTION, CAREERS, SALARY, EMPLOYMENT ...

They can become technical specialists in DNA analysis, serology examination, or other areas. They can rise through the administrative and managerial ranks as technical leaders, unit supervisors, and managers, which may require [more...]

Date: 2010-06-29 22:01:19


1422200264 DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving)

1422200264 DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving) 1422200264 Details Reading level: Young Adult Library Binding: 112 pages Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers (November 30, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1422200264 ISBN-13: 978-1422200261 Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1 pounds Price:$15.95 1422200264 DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving) Description A flake of skin…a strand of hair…a fleck of saliva…a drop of blood…everywhere we go we leave behind bits of ourselves that are as unique as fingerprints. Each cell contains [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 12:36:45


DNA Fingerprinting: An Introduction (Breakthroughs in Molecular ...

The first book to be published in the field, DNA Fingerprinting is a practical guide to basic principles and laboratory methods as applied to a variety of fields including forensic analysis, paternity testing, medical diagnostics, animal and plant sciences, and wildlife [more...]

Date: 2010-09-14 14:58:42


Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: Fine resolution study of mtDNA ...

Haplogroup H (hg H) includes about 40-50% of the West Eurasian mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) samples investigated so far. In order to enhance discrimination within this haplogroup we selected 45 coding region SNPs that allow to ascribe samples to the main phylogenetic branches of super hg HV (that embraces hg H) and, in particular, to H sublineages with a much finer resolution than previous studies. SNP selection was carried out using the most up-to-date available literature on population and forensic genetics and extended by means of phylogenetic analysis of complete or coding region genomes [more...]

Date: 2006-05-26 16:57:00


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


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


Mystery liverwort fungus, chapter 4 :Cornell Mushroom Blog

To be certain, we should repeat the DNA isolation and sequencing and see if we get the same answer. In these four posts, we have gone once around the loop: found a fungus, looked at it, tried to culture it, dived into the literature, sequenced some DNA and we have come up empty. We could either give up… or we could describe this fungus now as a new genus and species. But I am not satisfied. We will go around the loop again… and my Friday afternoon diversion is invading the rest of the week. Continued in Chapter 5 Afterword: The world of DNA sequencing might seem exotic, but I was [more...]

Date: 2008-05-23 12:29:26


PLoS ONE: Evidence of Authentic DNA from Danish Viking Age ...

Linea Melchior1, Toomas Kivisild2, Niels Lynnerup3, Jørgen Dissing1*1 Research Laboratory, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2 Leverhulme Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, The Henry Wellcome Building, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 3 Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark Abstract Top Background Given the relative abundance of modern human DNA and the inherent impossibility for incontestable proof of authenticity, results obtained on ancient [more...]

Date: 2008-05-28 07:00:00


Defense lawyer: Have outsider review police DNA lab audit | Austin ...

Defense lawyer: Have outsider review police DNA lab audit By Steven Kreytak | Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 10:08 AM A prominent Austin defense lawyer suggested in an e-mail that Travis County prosecutors and Austin police should present to a non-law enforcement DNA expert the recent Department of Public Safety review of the Austin Police Department DNA lab, a review that authorities said Tuesday has cleared the lab of allegations initiated by a former employee. A story in today’s Statesman reported on the clean review, prompted by a lengthy memo from former DNA analyst Cecily Hamilton in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 16:08:30


DNA to Identify Illegal Adoption

Prokids DNA is an initiative of the University of Granada Genetic Identification Laboratory, University of North Texas Center for Human Identification and Concuil for Justice of the Regional Government of Andalusia. The project is sponsored by BBVA, CajaGRANADA, Fundacion Botin and Life Technologies (USA). Sudoyo Herath, Deputy Director of the Eijkman LBM said the presence of archived data that globally it is expected that the activities of illegal adoption and child abduction to be traded can be prevented. Prokids DNA Project has received rave reviews from several countries, including [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 01:00:08


Judge Orders DNA Test of 1-Inch Hair That Led to Texas Man's ...

Claude Howard Jones was executed a decade ago. But a DNA test is now going to be conducted to determine whether a 1-inch hair that was relied on to convict him of capital murder was actually his. A retired Texas appellate judge hearing a Dallas case seeking to prove that Jones was wrongfully convicted ruled Friday that the DNA test would be performed, despite opposition from the San Jacinto County District Attorney's office. which argued that a jury verdict should be final, reports the Associated Press. Jones, who was 60 when he was put to death by the state of Texas in 2000, was convicted of [more...]

Date: 2010-06-15 23:50:55


Bloody Gourd May Contain Beheaded King's DNA « Gyrovague's Raves

Lending new life to the demise of Louis XVI, scientists performed a battery of DNA tests on dried blood inside a decorative gunpowder gourd that purportedly contained one such handkerchief. The results, described Oct. 12 in the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics, show the blood belongs to a blue-eyed male from that time period: a possible dead-ringer for the executed king. “The next step is find a descendant either of the king or his mother,” said Davide Pettener, a population geneticist at the University of Bologna in Italy who helped with the analysis. “Otherwise we’ll [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 13:47:06


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


Firms Accelerate DNA ID For Police, Homeland Security And Defense ...

Tampa FL: Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM Corp. Ltd. have unveiled a new DNA analysis system that has potential to transform how law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities use DNA-based identification in support of their missions. The prototype, called RapI.D., will be previewed at a 2010 Biometric Consortium Conference special session on Rapid DNA. The day-long session is sponsored by the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division. "Our law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities face a significant challenge in how quickly they can confirm an [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 05:08:53


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


1984: Sir Alec Jeffreys And A "Eureka!" Moment - The Discovery Of ...

Scientist Alec Jeffreys (now Sir Alec Jeffreys) was at work in his lab at Leicester University, England, in September 1984, when something astounding happened - he accidentally discovered what he called "DNA fingerprinting", and a whole new world was opened up. This was a one-off, stand alone, out-of-the-blue discovery which was to have an amazing impact on the world. It was totally unexpected and unsought for. Says Jeffreys: "I was on my own in the darkroom at 9.05 on September 10, 1984, when that pattern came up and I twigged what we had stumbled upon. Just that single bit of X-ray film [more...]

Date: 2009-03-23 22:03:14


Onur the NEC Flim Flam Man

The following is not directly related to Hippocrates/Lynn, but since their "take" on the Italian issue is similar to Onur trying to Turkify/Levantify S.Italians (and Greeks, etc.), there is some relevance. Regarding (essentially self-described) “causasoidist” “Onur”(*) and the “DNA Tribes” nonsense, a small number of forensic STRs cannot give accurate results for ancestry determination. If you look at credible population geneticists in the literature, you’ll see that they use hundreds of thousands of SNPs and/or a smaller number of SNPs demonstrated to be highly informative [more...]

Date: 2010-09-14 23:10:00


The Human Provenance Project « Free Movement

It sounds like the title of a dystopian science fiction film, and it is every bit as bad as it sounds. The first I heard of it was on 14th September 2009 after this letter was circulated to UKBA stakeholders. I had a little rant about it at the time in another forum, complaining there was something unpleasantly eugenicist about it, lamenting the daft liberal arts graduates who approved it who understand neither science nor statistics and suggesting they start measuring skull size and penis length for good measure. Free Movement is a proud graduate in, er, history, incidentally. The Human [more...]

Date: 2009-10-02 14:11:16



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