Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

Ancient DNA reveals secrets of human history


Nature News
For a field that relies on fossils that have lain undisturbed for tens of thousands of years, ancient human genomics is moving at breakneck speed.

Surprise West Memphis 3 hearing tomorrow


Arkansas Times
Big news is expected in circuit court in Jonesboro when Judge David Laser holds a hearing Friday morning just announced today — on the West Memphis Three case. Families of defendants and victims are expected to be in court, suggesting far more than routine procedural matters are at hand.

Orissa Govt signs deal with Hyderabad-based Institute for setting up DNA testing facility at Bhubaneswar


India
Report by OrissaDiary.com correspondent; Bhubaneswar: An MoU(Memorandum of Understanding) has been signed between the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics(CDFD), Hyderabad and Institute of Life Sciences(ILS), Bhubaneswar and Government of Orissa represented by the Principal Secretary, Home Department on 18.08.2011, in the area of DNA Finger Printing Examination & Training. As per the MoU, CDFD, Hyderabad shall establish a DNA Laboratory in the premises of Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar.

GeneTree.com Finds Connections to Butch Cassidy in Utah Governor’s Family History


SALT LAKE CITY–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–GeneTree.com today announced it has found family connections between Utah Governor Gary Herbert and some prominent historical figures, including Utah native and notorious leader of the Wild Bunch Gang Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, and Joseph Smith, Jr., the religious leader and founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Test can identify paternity 12 weeks into pregnancy

The New Scientist
Has one of the most in-demand but controversial genetic tests finally been mastered? That’s the claim of the DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) in Fairfield, Ohio, which this week launched a paternity test that can be run on a sample of a pregnant woman’s blood.