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Problems Aplenty With Forensic Science : Marquette University Law ...

Recent Posts More on an Ethic of Professional Satisfaction Supreme Court Takes New First Amendment Public Employment Case Thornton Confident MPS “Can Crack the Code” to Overcoming Poverty’s Effects Problems Aplenty With Forensic Science SCOTUS to Rule on Meaning of “Cocaine Base” Starting a Law Practice on a Tax Return and a Credit Card Racial Disparities and Risk Assessment Recent Comments Matt Ricci on Starting a Law Practice on a Tax Return and a Credit CardTom Kamenick on Starting a Law Practice on a Tax Return and a Credit CardRichard Gicomeng on Age Discrimination in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 18:50:05

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Advanced DNA and Clinical Laboratory Testing for Physicians Now ...

Seattle and Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) October 1, 2004 Genelex Corporation, a DNA testing facility, and STERLING Reference Laboratories, a clinical testing organization, announced today that they will jointly provide pharmacogenetic and other advanced genetic tests, in addition to their menu of clinical diagnostic and toxicology tests. Prior to this partnership physicians would order these tests from different organizations, creating a barrier to adoption of DNA testing. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 106,000 people die annually from adverse drug reactions, a number [more...]

Date: 2004-10-01 07:00:00


Bio Technology: DNA Testing (Ethnic Point of View)

Biotechnology, Mesothelioma,Gene Therapy, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), Deoxyribonucleic Acid, DNA Testing, Ethnicity in DNA Testing, Gene therapy for Asbestos, Mesothelioma Victims, DNA and RNA Structure and Function DNA testing has far reaching implications. It is being used not just for serious purposes like forensic science but also to determine the ethnicity of individuals. A particular company, marketing its tests to determine the ethnicity of people calls it recreational genomics. These tests have become extremely common these days and are being employed by a large number of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-21 00:20:00


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


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


The Digital Fingerprinting a Technology To Put Criminals Behind Bars

In contrast to this technology, the DNA paternity test is done to confirm the father of a child. These test are mostly done when a women has more than one single partner or simply because the father of the child is not accepting or accepting that the child is his. The advancement in the field of medical science has achieved such heights it is almost impossible to believe. With the introduction of DNA paternity test, gone are the days when in order to know the paternity, the face of the child were closely compared with the potential father. We are all aware of the fact that DNA of the parents [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 01:47:54


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


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


MEMS, Microfluidics and Microsystems Executive Review ...

In the longer term, there is an overlap between the sample preparation requirements for DNA fingerprinting and for molecular diagnostics in clinical settings such as hospitals.  The companies that crack the DNA forensics market will have a very lucrative future indeed, beyond just the chance at a product placement in a future CSI: The Movie.*********************************************The author thanks Kevin Lothridge, Executive Director of the U.S. National Forensic Science Technology Center, for his time and insights.Paul Pyzowski is an entrepreneur and executive whose experience in MEMS [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 00:45:00


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


inqaba biotec and BODE Technology to host 2nd Annual African DNA ...

The 2nd Annual African DNA Forensics Conference to  be  held  on 28 and 29 October 2010 in Pretoria, will   bring  together  leading  experts  in  the  DNA Forensics  field  from  the  disciplines  of  Science, Law  and  Human  Rights. Held over two days in Pretoria,  it will allow for interactive and in-depth discussions. This will ensure that the knowledge  of DNA Forensics is made accessible to non-scientists while  also allowing  for experts to  share their [more...]

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


DNA sequencing | Ginseng Mud Pack

Noesis of DNA sequences has become indispensable for basic biological research, other inquiry branches DNA Sequencer utilising DNA sequencing, and in numerous utilised champaigns such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology and biological systematics. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated biological research and discovery. The rapid swiftness of sequencing attained with modernistic DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of the human genome, in the Human Genome Project. Related projects, oftentimes by scientific collaboration across [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:55:36


WCU installs new DNA sequencing equipment | The Reporter

The studies that forensic science faculty members are planning for Western Carolina University’s new next-generation DNA sequencer could help introduce the technology into crime laboratory casework. Brittania Bintz holds a pico-titer plate containing DNA and reagents for sequencing. Western Carolina University forensic science faculty recently completed installation of a new next-generation DNA sequencer called a GS Junior System. WCU acquired and recently completed installation of a GS Junior System, an instrument that Roche Diagnostic Corp. launched globally in May. The instrument [more...]

Date: 2010-09-14 21:02:20


Casey Anthony: DNA Test to be Done in US

A Quick Peek Inside My Head to the Stories I Find Interesting… Casey Anthony’s defense team filed a motion Friday to allow Dutch experts to do additional DNA testing but have been told by Judge Belvin Perry that testing must be done in the US. As reported by CBS News, Perry said that he did not feel comfortable with allowing evidence to leave the court’s jurisdiction. PS: Off topic…what’s up…no one checked out my Disneyland post From CBS News: In a newly filed defense motion Casey Anthony’s lawyers argued that Richard Eiekelenboom’s Dutch lab, Independent Forensic Services, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 18:35:38


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


DNA sequencing « Lenovo Laptop

Cognition of DNA sequences has gone indispensable for basic biological research, other inquiry legs utilizing DNA sequencing, and in numerous Gene Expression applied fields such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology and biological systematics. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated biological inquiry and discovery. The rapid speed of sequencing attained with modern DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of the human genome, in the Human Genome Project. Related projects, frequently by scientific collaboration across continents, receive [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:36:19


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


Dna in Forensic Science

Since the introduction of DNA testing as evidence in 1990, criminal justice system has been improved but mistakes and human errors have downplayed the effectiveness of the technology. This DNA forensic has undeniably helped in solving [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 10:58:31


DNA sequencing « Home Workout Equipment

Noesis of DNA sequences has become indispensable for basic biological research, other enquiry legs using DNA sequencing, and in numerous applied champaigns such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology and biological systematics. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated DNA Synthesis biological inquiry and discovery. The rapid fastness of sequencing attained with modernistic DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of the human genome, in the Human Genome Project. Related projects, frequently by scientific collaboration across continents, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:39:33


Crime labs need major overhaul, study finds - CNN

And, with the exception of DNA technology, the report concludes experts often overstate how much can be determined by forensic techniques running the gamut from fingerprinting to bite mark and hair analysis. According to the findings, except for DNA technology, "no forensic method has been rigorously shown to have the capacity to consistently, and with a high degree of certainty, demonstrate a connection between evidence and a specific individual or source."The report noted that forensic experts in court cases often overstate what can be proven by forensic methods and even attach a numerical [more...]

Date: 2009-02-19 07:22:00


DNA sequencing - Blogs for Dogs | Home

Noesis of DNA sequences has got indispensable for basic biological research, other research legs using DNA sequencing, and in numerous applied plains such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology and biological systematics. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated biological research and discovery. The rapid fastness of sequencing attained with mod DNA sequencing technology has been instrumental in the sequencing of the human genome, in the Human Genome Project. Related projects, oft by DNA Sequencer scientific collaboration across continents, get generated the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:31:34


How To Become a Forensic Science Technician

For example, a forensic science technician may consult either a medical expert about the exact time and cause of a death or another technician who specializes in DNA typing in hopes of matching a DNA type to a suspect. Most science technicians need an associate degree or a certificate in applied science or science-related technology. Biological and forensic science technicians usually need a bachelors degree.Source: DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 04:25:00


The NAS Report: DUI Attorneys Have The Tools For Change And The ...

It is significant to note that the Court's decision relied heavily upon the work of the National Academy of Sciences Committee (NAS) on DNA Technology in Forensic Science, “ committee of eminent scientists and jurists [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 20:36:20


Rape Kit Backlog Hits Primetime on “SVU” : Ms Magazine Blog

So if his DNA is safely tucked away in an untested rape kit, he can go on raping with impunity. Without the DNA in the rape kit, the woman has little to no chance of ever seeing her rapist brought to trial. The survivors of rape who have the courage to subject themselves to evidence gathering deserve to know that rape kits will not sit in a freezer. They need to know that law enforcement and all levels of government will catch up with the available forensic technology. New York City had a backlog of 15,000 rape kits, but in four years they tested every kit by adding additional labs, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 00:27:35


Dictionary of DNA and Genome Technology, Second Edition

The cross-disciplinary nature of DNA and genome technologies means that Singleton's Dictionary will be of relevance to users from many diverse fields including medicine, veterinary science, biotechnology, forensic science and taxonomy [more...]

Date: 2010-08-16 18:39:52


Applied DNA Sciences' Botanical SigNature DNA Convicts Thieves in ...

SigNature DNA is a botanical mark used to authenticate products in a unique manner that essentially cannot be copied. APDN also provides BioMaterial GenoTyping™ by detecting genomic DNA in natural materials to authenticate finished products. Both technologies protect brands and products in a wide range of industries and provide a forensic chain of evidence that can be used to prosecute perpetrators. To learn more, go to www.adnas.com where APDN routinely posts all press releases. The statements made by APDN may be forward-looking in nature and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 15:16:13


IntegenX Awarded DTRA Contract to Develop Pathogen Detection and ...

The microfluidics technology platform integrates advanced fluidics and analytical robotic capabilities to produce sample-to-answer performance for DNA and RNA sequencing, DNA-based forensics and human identity (HID) testing, biodefense, [more...]

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


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


WCU installs new DNA sequencing equipment « WCU News

Brittania Bintz, a forensic research scientist at WCU, said it is very exciting to get to work with such advanced technology at WCU. The university also recently acquired a state-of-the-art DNA sequencer called an Illumina 2e. Installation and training on the Illumina instrument are scheduled for later this fall. “The combination of these two instruments will allow expanded biological research into DNA variation on a wide scale and also permit direct comparisons of the strengths and relative weaknesses in the two platforms,” said Wilson. For more information, contact Wilson at [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 14:19:24


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


University researchers working to perfect micro DNA technology ...

University of Virginia researchers are working to develop “lab-on-a-chip,” which could drastically change such scenarios by shrinking technology that requires time, laboratories full of people and expensive equipment into a glass slide smaller than a credit card. Such technology has been promised for close to two decades, warns James Landers, a University of Virginia professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering and an associate professor of pathology. He is the lead researcher for the lab- on-a-chip project. While he is cautious about the “unknowns” yet to be dealt with, Landers [more...]

Date: 2008-11-14 05:01:00


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


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


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


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


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


Richard and Selma Eikelenboom

After renowned Dutch forensic scientists Selma and Richard Eikelenboom agreed to analyze the evidence for "touch DNA," O'Connell said she thought she had caught a break. They had taken tiny particles left at crime scenes and solved several famous cold cases throughout the United States. Seneca County agreed to pay the $10,000 to $30,000 it would cost for testing, but the health department won't release the evidence to the Eikelenbooms because they don't have the special certification required by state rules. "At this time we are still awaiting their application," department spokesperson [more...]

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


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

TAMPA, Fla., September 22nd, 2010 -- Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM Corp. Ltd. today are unveiling 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 [more...]

Date: 2010-09-22 13:29:55


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


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


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


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


Daddy dilemma? Try Rite Aid's $20 DNA Paternity Test : Smart Family

Daddy dilemma? Try Rite Aid’s $20 DNA Paternity Test — Gloria Fogal (March 27, 2008 8:33 AM) By Delawese Fulton McClatchy Newspapers Who’s your daddy? Well, if you don’t know, Rite Aid has a test for you. The pharmacy chain and Utah-based DNA testing firm Identigene recently rolled out a paternity-testing kit at Rite Aid stores nationwide. The DNA Paternity Test sells for about $20. Though the test is not legally binding, Identigene executive Doug Fogg said it is a more discreet method that lessens anxiety for those involved. It can be done in the privacy of one’s home [more...]

Date: 2008-03-27 13:33:21


Wilson nets $397K to evaluate newly emerging methods of DNA ...

Using deep sequencing information from hair, mouth and blood samples, WCU’s research will attempt to reveal whether the forensic DNA typing field might benefit in making interpretational changes in some aspects of  DNA analysis.  Deep sequencing is a method to find minor variations within a DNA sequence that are present as a small percentage of the whole. “This research may have an impact on the number of interpretations that are inconclusive,” Wilson said. “In other words, it may result in more definitive conclusions, although this remains to be seen.” The research also might [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 20:13:18


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


Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Caught by Controversial DNA Search ...

Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Caught by Controversial DNA Search Program In California a con­victed felon’s DNA will not only be checked to see if they com­mit­ted other crimes, but it can also check to see if fam­ily mem­bers might have com­mit­ted crimes as well.. In less than two years, a new and con­tro­ver­sial DNA search­ing pro­gram launched by Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has proven its worth by nab­bing a man sus­pected of being the “Grim Sleeper” who car­ried out the mur­ders of at least 10 women in the Los Angeles area over the past 25 years. Lonnie [more...]

Date: 2010-07-15 15:00:20


2011 polls: Police train forensic, DNA scientists

DETERMINED to ensure hitch free elections next year and provide a platform for the successful prosecution of electoral offenders, the police hierarchy has embarked on the training of scientists in forensics and DNA Technology. The training, when put to use for the 2011 elections, according to knowledgeable police sources, will guide against multiple voting and other fraudulent practices. The police will also establish Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) in every state for use in large scale civil identification projects to prevent multiple enrollments for the electoral [more...]

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


Technology Times Online | Nigeria Police builds DNA laboratory to ...

Superintendent of Police for the Nigeria Police Force, Elias Uzoemeka, said, “we appreciate learning how to use advanced forensic DNA technology from Sorenson Forensics, a highly respected organization among law enforcement agencies worldwide. Today, Nigeria is experiencing economic growth, which enables us to develop advanced law enforcement tools that promote justice and security for our citizens.” Executive Director, Sorenson Forensics, Tim Kupferschmid, said, “we are proud to help educate scientists who will bring forensic DNA technology to Nigeria, the most populous country in [more...]

Date: 2010-06-03 08:19:02


Technology Review: A Portable DNA Detector

A new portable DNA analyzer performs real-time analysis of blood samples left at the scene of a crime. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, developed the device, which packs microfluidics, electronics, optics, and chemical detection technology into a single briefcase-sized unit. "While previous groups have developed lab-on-a-chip systems, none of them have succeeded in making a completely portable, robust system that can be used at a scene," says team leader Richard Mathies. On-site CSI: After a blood sample is collected from the scene of a crime, this briefcase-sized [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 04:00:00


Bode Technology Continues to Expand Its International Forensic DNA ...

state-of-the-art human DNA analysis and innovative DNA collection products. The range of Bode’s services include diverse offerings such as high-throughput DNA testing services, case work analysis, missing person identification, CODIS databanking of convicted offenders or arrestees, private databanking, as well as paternity and non-forensic identification. Our patented DNA collection systems are in use worldwide for collections of DNA from convicted offenders and arrestees, from crime scenes, as well as from parents and children for genealogy and identification services. Our analysts [more...]

Date: 2010-08-02 19:00:00



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