Daily Archives: June 18, 2012

US top court rejects DNA lab test analyst questioning

WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for prosecutors to use expert testimony about DNA laboratory reports at trial without allowing defendants to confront and question the forensic analysts involved in the tests.

Senate committee moves bill to expand DNA database, co-sponsored by state Sen. Nicholas Sacco, of Hudson County

Legislation that would expand New Jersey’s DNA database has cleared a state Senate committee.

AFP to extend long arm of the laboratory

Australia
The Australian Federal Police will build a major new state-of-the-art forensics centre near Canberra Airport, giving ACT police access to cutting edge fingerprint, DNA, computer and ballistic analysis.
The national forensic centre, which is expected to be built by September 2015, will allow lightning-fast forensic examinations of crucial evidence gleaned from crime scenes in the ACT, and in federal investigations.

FBI Lab Veteran Dr. Joseph A. DiZinno to Lead IntegenX New D.C. Office as Senior Director of Federal Programs

PLEASANTON, Calif. & ARLINGTON, Va. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – IntegenX Inc., a privately held company and leading developer of rapid human DNA identification technology, today announced the opening of its Washington, D.C.-area office to support the company’s work with federal agencies. The office will be managed by Dr. Joseph A. DiZinno, who has been appointed Senior Director of Federal Programs for IntegenX.