Daily Archives: January 5, 2011

National Academy of Engineering awards

USA Today
…Leroy Hood won for automating DNA sequencing that revolutionized biomedicine and forensic science…

UK forensics cuts: International justice will suffer

The New Scientist
The decision to close the UK’s main forensics laboratory will have worldwide ramifications, says Niels Morling.

Lessons Learned From Cornelius Dupree’s 30-Year Wrongful Conviction


The Atlantic Wire
After spending three decades behind bars, DNA evidence has proven Cornelius Dupree’s innocence. The 51-year-old Texas man was locked up in 1979 for rape and armed robbery. On two separate occasions he could’ve reduced his 75-year sentence by admitting he was a sex offender. “Whatever your truth is, you have to stick with it,” Dupree said Tuesday. “It’s a joy to be free again.”

“Alas, Poor Yorick … or Is It Othello?”


Slate
Law enforcement officials are trying to ascertain the owener of a jawbone that wshed up on a a beach in Aruba last November.