Join us in Arizona this Fall!
Powerplex Fusion is NDIS Approved!
Cycling time of less than 50 minutes saves hours
The power to see it all in a single assay!
Category Archives: New ID Technologies
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — The Richland County Sheriff’s Department forensic lab can now confirm a suspect from evidence such as a discarded cigarette butt at a crime scene in as little as an hour and a half.
Thanks to a new machine that condenses the DNA analysis, a process that once took Richland County 24 hours now takes just 90 minutes.
…In January, SmallPond, a software product, was added as a new tool to help combat crime. SmallPond is allowing Palm Bay and several local agencies, including Melbourne, West Melbourne and Cocoa Police, to form a cooperative alliance using DNA data to identify suspects who cross jurisdictions to commit their crimes…
Lt. Pat Ledwith is Sarasota, Florida’s commander of criminal investigations. He says quicker DNA testing could make a big difference.
“Currently we have to send it off to a lab, either a state lab or private lab,”Ledwith explains.
Most cases of criminal DNA testing can take anywhere from a week to a month.
“If they come up with a process that expedites this testing, it could really help us solve crimes quickly, especially when we have no suspects in cases,” Lepwith adds.
In forensics laboratories, one of the most frequently used techniques is DNA analysis. This technique can be performed in several ways, however, precise identification and quantification of small samples has been often complex and time-consuming.
With recent advancements in UV-visible microspectroscopy technology, even trace amounts of DNA evidence can be easily quantified and analyzed for purity and viability. This article outlines the technique of DNA analysis using UV-visible microspectroscopy.
Researchers are closing in on the final steps of a new system to analyze human DNA in 90 minutes instead of the two to three weeks it now takes, according to interviews with Pentagon and industry officials.
Such a dramatic cut in the amount of time to get a DNA sample has huge ramifications for law enforcement, war crimes investigations and immigration, said Chris Asplen, the executive director of the Global Alliance for Rapid DNA Testing.
Though identical (or “monozygotic”) twins account for only one birth in every three thousand, geneticists have been baffled attempting to find ways to tell twins apart forensically; regular DNA fingerprinting doesn’t show any difference between the two individuals. This, obviously, can create some complications when it comes to forensic evidence and even paternity testing.
On Wednesday, a High Court Judge made the claim and said the situation was “unacceptable” after he was told experts were refusing to accept any more police exhibits because they had reached their monthly quota.
New genetic tools for differentiating “identical” twins: Eurofins develops first DNA test for forensic and paternity testing of twins
Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), one of the global leaders in Genomics Services, announces a research breakthrough in genetic discrimination between identical monozygotic twins.
Until now science has accepted the fact that monozygotic twins – also called “identical” twins from one fertilized ovum – could not be genetically discriminated. Even though there were theoretical considerations that monozygotic twins are not fully identical in their genome, no tools existed for forensic DNA fingerprinting in crime or paternity cases.
Genome ID Group LLC has established a state-of-the-art laboratory facility, known as The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis (CAFDA) at 2305 Executive Park Circle. The center is a full-service forensic genomics laboratory, offering advanced analysis of biological evidence from crime scenes. It is one of a few private laboratories in the United States that does DNA analysis, executive director Randy Nagy said.
Madison, WI- After years with no answers, investigators sometimes look to DNA testing to help solve a cold case, but experts say the testing process is very different from what television shows portray.