Monthly Archives: November 2012

Private Detective Leeds announces DNA Testing Services

human idThe detectives at Private Detective Leeds respond to a recent BBC News article: Fiancée of Killed Soldier Pte Daniel Wade Wins Paternity published 27th November by announcing DNA testing services.

Interpreting the knife blade DNA results in the trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito

DNA HelixThe most important and apparently decisive evidence advanced by the prosecution was DNA evidence found on a knife seized by the police from the kitchen of Raffaele Sollecito’s apartment, and on the hook of the bra worn by the victim, discovered in the room where the murder was committed. According to the Scientific Police – Amanda Knox’s DNA profile was present on the handle of the knife and that of Meredith Kercher on the blade.

This article discusses whether Meredith Kercher’s DNA was on the knife blade, or whether the result was due to contamination.

Siskiyou County says it has leads in the case, but hopes the reward will generate more

DNA 3DNorthern California
YREKA — The Siskiyou County’s Board of Supervisors authorized a substantial increase in a reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men who snatched up more than $1.25 million in gold from the Siskiyou County Courthouse last February.

Colorado School to Create Newest ‘Body Farm’


Colorado Mesa University is using its high altitude and arid setting to create what will soon be the country’s newest body farm.

‘Bigfoot’ Is Part Human, DNA Study Claims

Genetic testing confirms the legendary Bigfoot is a human relative that arose some 15,000 years ago — at least according to a press release issued by a company called DNA Diagnostics detailing supposed work by a Texas veterinarian.
The release and alleged study by Melba S. Ketchum also suggests such cryptids had sex with modern human females that resulted in hairy hominin hybrids, but the scientific community is dubious about her claim.

First Image Through an Electron Microscope

A team of researchers has succeeded for the first time to capture the image of DNA , the double helix model of DNA James Watson and Francis Crick proposed in 1953. DNA strands on a technique that will allow in the future to see how proteins, RNA and other biomolecules interact with DNA.

Bode Technology Partners to Support The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


LORTON, Va., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of innovative forensic DNA services, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced today their partnership to help the families of missing and unidentified children.

Forensic experts front court for Morcombe murder committal hearing

Australia
…A scientist from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, who was instrumental in identifying Ned Kelly’s remains through blood provided by one of his descendants, told the Brisbane Magistrates Court how she matched DNA from Daniel’s family to bones found at the Glass House Mountains search site north of Brisbane…

Families with missing loved ones invited to attend DNA collection day


Tennessee
Families with missing loved ones are invited to attend a DNA collection day this weekend.

Thirsty Lacey armed robbery suspect ID’d after leaving DNA on victim’s straw

Washington State
A suspect who couldn’t help himself from drinking his victim’s smoothie as they sat in the victim’s vehicle during a 2011 armed robbery at gunpoint was recently identified by Lacey police due to DNA left on the straw.

Army hero’s fiancee wins DNA battle

A young mother has won her fight to prove her fiancé fathered their daughter before he was killed in Afghanistan.
Emma Hickman, 19, who was engaged to Private Daniel Wade, struggled to officially name him as the father of five-month-old Lexie-Mai because of a legal wrangle over his DNA.

Identigene Offering Free DNA Laboratory Processing to Licensed Social Workers

Identigene supports social workers and their role in helping children and families realize a better future. The Kids Deserve to be Liked program enables a social worker to provide a client with free laboratory processing for a DNA paternity test. The offer extends through December 31, 2012.

Legislators visit Marshall forensic science center

November 27, 2012 · Nearly 25 state legislators from around the state paid a visit to the Marshall University Forensic Science Center Monday morning.

Thailand to build DNA database

The Justice Ministry plans to build a national DNA database to help police solve crime, identify suspects and bring them to justice.
Justice permanent secretary Kittipong Kityarak co-signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the ministry and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a joint effort to build the first DNA database in Thailand.

NEC is working on a suitcase-sized DNA analyzer

NEC is working on a suitcase-sized DNA analyzer, which it says will be able to process samples at the scene of a crime or disaster in as little as 25 minutes.
The company said it aims to launch the device globally in 2014, and sell it for around 10 million yen, or US$120,000. It will output samples that can be quickly matched via the growing number of DNA databases worldwide.