Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

Current Funding Opportunities from the NIJ

Reminder:
NIJ is accepting applications for the following solicitations. Solicitations are presented in order of application deadline with the solicitation with the nearest deadline first.

DNA law might end up before U.S. Supreme Court

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler filed a motion Tuesday asking the state’s highest court to reconsider its ruling that it is unconstitutional to collect DNA samples from those arrested for crimes of violence.

DNA Evidence on Hudson Murder Weapon Excludes Balfour: Forensic Investigator

NBC
DNA of the man accused of killing three of Jennifer Hudson’s family members could not be found on what’s been identified as the murder weapon, a forensic specialist testified in court Wednesday.

Ancestry.com Launches New AncestryDNA Service: The Next Generation of DNA Science Poised to Enrich Family History Research

PROVO, Utah, May 3, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Ancestry.com /quotes/zigman/114846/quotes/nls/acom ACOM -1.57% , today announced the launch of its highly anticipated AncestryDNA(TM) service, a new affordable DNA test that enables purchasers of the DNA test and subscribers of Ancestry.com to combine new state-of-the-art DNA science with the world’s largest online family history resource and a broad global database of DNA samples.

Local Police Take Umbrage at Maryland DNA Ruling

A recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that overturned a provision allowing Maryland police officers to take the DNA from defendants is a setback to public safety, according to Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger.