In a first, the Indian Air Force has initiated a project for DNA profiling of its personnel, selecting a high-risk group of aircrew that undertakes dangerous missions for the first round. A database of the DNA records will be established in Pune.
Marvin Clark disappeared in about June 1920 on his way to the doctor.
A man of age 62 or 63, Clark had taken a stage coach from his home in Tigard, Oregon, to his doctor’s office in Portland. He never made it.
UPPSALA, Sweden — Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160.
Genetic differences highlight how the path of these ancient humans diverged from ours..
Two bills aimed at improving Mississippi’s criminal justice system will soon take effect statewide. MPB’s Paul Boger reports on the changes to the state’s legal system
Billy West has the Big Idea. Pay attention.Cumberland County’s district attorney has figured out how to make our criminal-justice system work better and faster. It’s a simple plan, albeit not cheap. But it’s slam-dunk-sure to work.
The youthful DA laid it out when he spoke April 11 at Fayetteville’s Safe Streets Symposium: We need a local crime lab.
West said his office, which handles about 100,000 cases a year, does a good job of moving cases through the judicial system. “Our numbers are some of the best in the state for moving cases,” he said, “except in cases waiting for the lab.”
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On April 4, Governor McAuliffe signed SB 658, a bill that takes the first step towards removing dangerous criminals from the streets of Virginia. The new law, sponsored by State Senator Richard Black (Leesburg) requires all Virginia law enforcement agencies to account for any untested sexual assault kits in their evidence storage facilities. By doing so, Virginia joins a growing number of states taking steps to account for valuable, yet long ignored, rape case evidence.
How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically?
Four years after scientists discovered that the two species’ genomes differ by a fraction of a percent, geneticists said on Thursday they have an explanation: the cellular equivalent of “on”/”off” switches that determine whether DNA is activated or not.
LITTLE ROCK, AR – An advocate for expanded DNA collection for all felony arrests says Arkansas’ current law doesn’t go far enough.
Jayann Sepich, founder of DNASaves.org, testifies around the country pushing for states to adopt or expand DNA collection upon arrest of all felony crimes
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The new Indian River County Sheriff’s Office forensic sciences complex may look like just a big building on the outside, but on the inside it’s the newest weapon in local law enforcement’s arsenal to catch and prosecute criminals.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Police are out searching not only for criminals but also for their DNA.
Under New York law, people convicted of felonies and most misdemeanors are required to provide DNA samples for possible links to unsolved crimes.
Officials have set up a tent to collect DNA, beside the auditorium where many families of the missing passengers have been spending sleepless nights.
While rescue divers are putting in great efforts to search for survivors and recover bodies, the time that has passed and the harsh conditions at sea have made it difficult to identify the bodies.
With heavy hearts, families of the missing passengers have begun submitting their DNA to speed up the process of identification.
DETROIT — A published report says a backlog in testing thousands of Detroit rape evidence kits has allowed serial rapists to remain free and in some cases commit more attacks.
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 10:00 am CT
Duration: 60 Minutes
This program funds States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis to process, record, screen, and analyze forensic DNA and/or DNA database samples, and to increase the capacity of public forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to process more DNA samples, thereby helping to reduce the number of forensic DNA and DNA database samples awaiting analysis.