Dr. J. Thomas McClintock, a professor of biology in Liberty University’s Department of Biology & Chemistry, was recently named among the top 15 DNA analysis professors in the country by ForensicsColleges.com, a leading website on forensics programs across the nation.
Scientists have found the oldest DNA evidence yet of humans’ biological history. But instead of neatly clarifying human evolution, the finding is adding new mysteries.
The surprise discovery of traces of European ancestry in the 24,000-year-old bones of a boy unearthed in the heart of Siberia has caught the attention of Canadian experts, who say the find could rewrite the story of the people who first populated ancient Canada and the rest of the Americas.
(PresseBox) (Martinsried, 28.11.2013) Within all areas of forensic science, there is an ongoing need for new strategies and techniques and the development of matching instrumentation.
Plumstead could become the lead municipality in an effort to create a regional DNA database in Central Bucks County.
Iowa City police today charged a former Iowa City man with the 1997 murder of his wife. Iowa City officers, with the help of local police, arrested 73-year-old John Richard Bloomfield today on a warrant for first-degree murder at his home in St. Paul, Minnesota.
FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — According to Hillsborough County Circuit Court, Case #02-CF-15542, and Florida Dept of Law Enforcement, Case # 20030300771, on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, the Florida State Attorney’s Office for the 13th Judicial Circuit dropped all charges against Cheydrick Britt related to a 2002 sexual battery charge based on new DNA test results conducted by the Forensics team at DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) in Fairfield, Ohio, led by Dr. Julie Heinig, the Forensic Director and DNA Technical Leader. DDC is the world’s largest provider of private DNA tests in the country, and Mr. Britt-who spent over 9 years wrongfully convicted and incarcerated-is the 7th such case that DDC has proved an inmate’s innocence.
Nov. 24–U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon didn’t come home from World War II. And he wasn’t buried in an American cemetery.
It may be constitutional but Utah lawmakers aren’t rushing to expand DNA collection from those suspected — but not convicted — of committing a crime.
The Legislature’s Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee on Wednesday balked at giving its stamp of approval to a draft bill that would require collection of DNA swabs at the time of arrest from anyone booked on suspicion of a class A misdemeanor or felony.
Butte County is one of eight California counties that offers a new service that will process and analyze DNA evidence in sexual assault cases within 15 days, rather than taking months or years.
The program began Wednesday in the emergency departments of Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Oroville Hospital and Feather River Hospital in Paradise.