Daily Archives: March 28, 2012

New lab to identify fallen IDF troops by DNA


Israel
The IDF is to set up a new lab meant to identify fallen soldiers by their DNA, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.

Jailed Man ID’d in “Cold Case” Rape


California
During the past year and a half Detectives from the Napa Police and Sheriff’s Departments have been working together in a Cold Case Unit, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice; their focus has been applying recent advancement in DNA technology towards solving some of the 20+ unsolved homicides and a handful of unsolved rapes.

Former Senior FBI Official Louis E. Grever Joins IntegenX Board of Directors


PLEASANTON, Calif., Mar 28, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — IntegenX Inc., a privately held company that is leading the emerging field of rapid human DNA identification, today announced that Louis E. Grever, former Executive Assistant Director, Science and Technology Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

National DNA database ‘worth discussing’


Australia
A national DNA database should be discussed as heinous crimes go unsolved for decades, NSW Police Minister Michael Gallacher says.

Cold-case sexual crime team that snared David Bryant axed

BBC News
The cold case team responsible for finally bringing paedophile David Bryant to justice with 30-year-old DNA evidence has been disbanded.