Daily Archives: March 24, 2011

Sweden seeks to cut crime with shared DNA


The Local Sweden
The Swedish government has proposed new legislation that would enable the country’s law enforcement agencies to sift through the DNA registers, fingerprint archives and vehicle databases of several other European countries.

Largest Private Paternity and DNA Testing Provider DDC Hires Genetics Expert

PR Newswire
FAIRFIELD, Ohio, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center), the largest provider of private paternity and other DNA testing in the U.S. and worldwide, announced today that genetics and molecular biology expert Dr. Richard Chmelo has joined the DDC team to spearhead the Company’s expanded research and development efforts for the creation of groundbreaking new DNA tests. In addition, DDC has acquired new SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) DNA testing instrumentation, which further paves the way for the company to expand its current test offerings.

Missed chances in Night Stalker case


BBC News UK
Delroy Grant has been convicted of a series of sex attacks and burglaries across south London over a period of 17 years. Police think he could have had as many as 600 victims.

Fresh hope for Amanda Knox after new DNA tests on knife ‘proved to be insufficient to convict her’


aThe Daily Mail Amanda Knox has been given fresh hope in her murder appeal after DNA tests on a knife by independent experts ‘proved to be insufficient to convict’.

Pennsylvania Considers Bill Requiring Pre-Trial DNA Testing


Fox News
Pennsylvania is considering a bill that would expand the authority of police to collect DNA from suspects arrested for serious crimes — to be used to find links to other open cases unrelated to the arrest.