Daily Archives: March 30, 2012

Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing


NIJ seeks proposals for funding to: (1) assist eligible entities in performing DNA analysis on unidentified human remains and/or reference samples to support the efforts of States and units of local government to identify missing persons, (2) enter the resulting DNA profiles into the FBI’s National DNA Index System using the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) version 7.0, and (3) enter any relevant case information related to unidentified remains into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), as deemed appropriate by the submitting agency (if a case is not entered a justification will be required).

NY to start ‘all crimes DNA’ collection in August


Wall Street Journal
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is moving up to August the start for collecting DNA samples from everyone convicted of a felony or penal misdemeanor.

Afghans Share Unique Genetic Heritage, DNA Study By The Genographic Project


National Geographic
In a study released by The Genographic Project, DNA analysis shows that the majority of all known ethnic Afghans share a unique genetic heritage that can be traced back to a single common ancestral population.

Applied DNA Sciences’ smartDNA System Approved for Forensic Use by Swedish National Police Board


STONY BROOK, NY–(Marketwire -03/30/12)- Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTC.BB: APDN.OB – News), a provider of DNA-based security solutions, announced that its botanical, smartDNA™ anti-theft system, successfully deployed by Stockholm county police in 2011, is now officially approved by the Swedish National Police Board to be used by law enforcement in all counties in Sweden beginning June 2012.