Daily Archives: February 8, 2011

Witnesses lined up for forensic sciences hearing

The Washington Examiner
Heavy hitters including a senior judge with the District’s highest court and the mayor’s public safety deputy are lined up to testify at a council hearing on a proposal to create a forensic sciences department.

State Sen. David Bates introduces DNA detection legislation


The State Column Rhode Island
STATE HOUSE – Senator David E. Bates, (R-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol), has proposed legislation that would require the collection of DNA samples for any person arrested for a crime of violence.

Roman Merchant Ship Yields DNA Clues


American Scientist
DNA from medicines aboard an ancient Roman shipwreck found off the Italian coast is yielding secrets of health care in the ancient world. An analysis of two tablets has revealed a dried concoction of about a dozen medicinal herbs bound together with clay and zinc.

DDC Introduces Online Results, Two Day Turnaround for Paternity Testing


WMAX Ohio
Fairfield, OH, Feb 07, 2011 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) — DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center), the largest provider of private paternity and other DNA testing in the U.S. and worldwide, launches online access to results allowing customers direct access to DNA test results, including legal paternity tests, as soon as they’re available. To assist with quicker result turnaround, DDC has shortened its testing time to just two days while still ensuring 100 percent accuracy using an exclusive testing procedure.

Defence grills DNA tester in Winnipeg murder trial


The Star Winnipeg Canada
Prosecutors and defence lawyers continued to wage a battle over DNA science as the Candace Derksen murder trial resumed Monday.

Cup in slain cadet’s car not tested for DNA


Galveston Daily News
TEXAS CITY — A drink, possibly a mojito, with condensation glistening on a plastic cup was found in a slain police cadet’s car, but the cup’s rim wasn’t tested for DNA, according to testimony Monday.

DNA Crime-Fighting Tool For Allotments In North Herts


106Jack.com UK
Allotment-holders have turned to a high-tech crime-fighting tool after a spate of thefts and damage in Hitchin and Letchworth…
They’ll be marking property using a special DNA liquid, which shows up under UV light.

Bills propose DNA testing for serious crimes


Shoreline Plus.com CT
State Rep. Frank Nicastro and (D-Bristol, Forestville) and Rep. Ernest Hewett (D-New London) have both introduced legislation to aid in closing unsolved cold cases by requiring certain felony crime offenders to have their DNA screened against the DNA database.