NIJ seeks proposals for funding to: (1) assist eligible entities in performing DNA analysis on unidentified human remains and/or reference samples to support the efforts of States and units of local government to identify missing persons, (2) enter the resulting DNA profiles into the FBI’s National DNA Index System using the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) version 7.0, and (3) enter any relevant case information related to unidentified remains into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), as deemed appropriate by the submitting agency (if a case is not entered a justification will be required).
Wall Street Journal
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is moving up to August the start for collecting DNA samples from everyone convicted of a felony or penal misdemeanor.
In a study released by The Genographic Project, DNA analysis shows that the majority of all known ethnic Afghans share a unique genetic heritage that can be traced back to a single common ancestral population.
STONY BROOK, NY–(Marketwire -03/30/12)- Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTC.BB: APDN.OB – News), a provider of DNA-based security solutions, announced that its botanical, smartDNA™ anti-theft system, successfully deployed by Stockholm county police in 2011, is now officially approved by the Swedish National Police Board to be used by law enforcement in all counties in Sweden beginning June 2012.
The Independent UK
Forensic scientists have the full DNA profiles of more than 100 suspected rapists behind attacks in London going back more than two decades.
The IDF is to set up a new lab meant to identify fallen soldiers by their DNA, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.
During the past year and a half Detectives from the Napa Police and Sheriff’s Departments have been working together in a Cold Case Unit, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice; their focus has been applying recent advancement in DNA technology towards solving some of the 20+ unsolved homicides and a handful of unsolved rapes.
PLEASANTON, Calif., Mar 28, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — IntegenX Inc., a privately held company that is leading the emerging field of rapid human DNA identification, today announced that Louis E. Grever, former Executive Assistant Director, Science and Technology Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has joined the company’s Board of Directors.
A national DNA database should be discussed as heinous crimes go unsolved for decades, NSW Police Minister Michael Gallacher says.
The cold case team responsible for finally bringing paedophile David Bryant to justice with 30-year-old DNA evidence has been disbanded.
Kansas City Star
JEFFERSON CITY — A measure moving through the Missouri Senate could change who would be required to give DNA samples to the police, and when the police would be required to throw those samples away.
Mail Online UK
People moved between Africa and Europe long before recorded history – and the migrations might have been driven by Europeans moving south to ‘weather’ ice ages.
MISSOULA, Mont. — The Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula has identified the body of Sherry Arnold, the Sidney school teacher, missing since January.
NIJ seeks proposals from States and units of local government for funding to identify, review, and investigate “violent crime cold cases” that have the potential to be solved using DNA analysis, and to locate and analyze the biological evidence associated with these cases.
NIJ seeks proposals for the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program, which awards grants to States and units of local government to help improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services.