Daily Archives: April 24, 2012

‘Unexplained’ DNA on bag containing dead MI6 spy Gareth Williams


BBC News
Specks of unexplained DNA were found on the holdall containing the curled-up body of MI6 spy Gareth Williams, his inquest has heard.

DNA test improvements questioned


Australia
A Newcastle barrister has questioned New South Wales Government claims that DNA testing has been reduced to an average 14 day turnaround time.

Backlog of rape kits leads to proposed federal amendment


SAN ANTONIO – Troubled by the national backlog of an estimated 400,000 rape test kits, U.S Sen. John Cornyn said he is introducing an amendment this week to the re-authorization of the federal National Violence Against Women Act.

NFSTC announces DNA Technical Review services


NFSTC Website
With today’s laboratories often stretched to the limit, the technical review step for forensic and database DNA testing can create a huge hurdle to timely casework. NFSTC now offers technical review services for case work and databasing, as allowed by the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) for DNA Databasing Laboratories and Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories (9/1/2011), to get your eligible profiles reviewed for faster entry into CODIS.