RICHMOND, Va (WVIR) – Scientists at the state crime lab are working on some of the Virginia’s toughest crimes, including the Jesse Matthew case. In this NBC29 exclusive, Matt Talhelm shows us the science behind solving crimes at the Virginia Department of Forensic Science Central Lab in Richmond.
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The main forensics office in Baghdad consists of four small rooms lit by fluorescent lights. Just a handful of employees sit quietly at computers inputting data, or with trays of test tubes in front of them, analyzing samples.
Contained within the Al-Wal military base east of the city, it is here where fragments from the almost daily car bombs are sent and where DNA samples from unidentified bodies are analyzed.
LANSING, Mich. – A state-of-the-art division of the Michigan State Police is designed to locate evidence in some of the state’s most complex criminal investigations.
Some cases are open-and-shut and solved within a matter of hours or days. But others take time, months or even years, and require MSP technology to find the evidence needed for an arrest.
FOX 17 was recently granted unprecedented access to these labs and facilities.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County officials today showed off their expanded regional crime lab, a project more than 14 years in the making.
This week, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a plan to accelerate the collection of DNA profiles for the government’s massive new biometric identification database.
Monday, President Obama signed a bipartisan bill into law that protects sexual assault victims. The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014 reauthorizes a federal grant program for state and local governments to reduce the backlog of rape kits through 2019. The program was set to expire Tuesday.
The FBI is preparing to accelerate the collection of DNA profiles for the government’s massive new biometric identification database.
FARMINGTON, CT and PLEASANTON, CA, Sep 22, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Horizon Technology Finance Corporation HRZN, -0.36% (“Horizon”), a leading specialty finance company that provides secured loans to venture capital and private equity backed development-stage companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and cleantech industries, today announced it led a $10 million venture loan for IntegenX Inc. (“IntegenX”), the market leader in Rapid Human DNA identification technology. The venture loan was fully funded at closing, with Horizon, Square 1 Bank and a third lender funding their commitments of $3.75 million, $2.5 million, and $3.75 million, respectively. IntegenX will use the funds primarily for working capital purposes.
The Columbus City Council yesterday approved using $69,000 in federal grant money to purchase software that will better separate multiple sources of DNA found at crime scenes.
BRESCIA, Italy, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — COPAN Group announces with great sadness that, on July 30th, 2014, its beloved, charismatic and eclectic leader, Daniele Triva passed away at his home in Italy, after a seven-month battle with Esophageal Gastric cancer. Daniele was 54 years old and leaves behind his wife and four children, his sister and family and a legacy of technological innovation in the field of pre-analytics.
A federal agency within the Commerce Department is looking to give $20 million to fund a new forensic science research center.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Tuesday announced a competition for money to build the center, which will work on establishing “a firm scientific foundation” for key methods in the sciences.
Dr. Peter Gill has taken on the task of analyzing the disputed DNA evidence in the Meredith Kercher murder case, providing his expert opinion in his new book titled “Misleading DNA evidence: reasons for miscarriages of justice.”
The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of forensic services that recently completed DNA testing for more than 5,000 untested sexual assault kits for the city of Houston, is co-sponsoring Houston Forensic Science Center’s event tonight. This presentation of the story of DNA from a legal and genetics perspective in Houston, featuring Dr. C. Thomas Caskey and Attorney Rusty Hardin highlights the first forensic DNA case tried in court in Texas and is being held in conjunction with National Forensic Science Week.
The 23rd Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine is one of the most important Events in the calendar for those Professionals and Academics involved in the practice and development of the Bio-Medicolegal Sciences, the main Triennial Congress of the IALM to be held in Dubai from the 19th to the 21st of January, 2015.Supported by both the Government of Dubai and the Dubai Police, the Congress boasts a rich Scientific Programme with a broad range of topics of current interest, presented by prominent Experts in the field and accomplished in a spirit of collegiality and with an ethos which encourages transcultural dissemination of knowledge.
LONDON: The man who discovered DNA fingerprinting has won the world’s oldest science prize — Royal Society’s Copley Medal.
In 1984, Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys stumbled on a method for distinguishing individuals based on their DNA. It was a discovery that went on to transform forensic science and resolve questions of identity and kinship.
He received the medal “for his pioneering work on variation and mutation in the human genome”.