Police have been told to put samples from drink drivers on ice after the biggest forensic science provider was axed.A leaked memo revealed staff at the Forensic Science Service have stopped processing blood and urine samples in motoring cases. It comes after the Government announced the loss-making FSS would be wound down by March next year, a move that experts have warned will make it harder to catch criminals and bring them to justice – Daily Mail
Daily Archives: February 10, 2011
Sify News India
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) As a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Wednesday ordered the trial of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the 2008 murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi, the 33-month-old case evoked memories of crimes where parents have faced allegations of harming their children.
The scientists and other supporting staff working at the Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratory in Kalina criticised the plan to install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) inside the institute’s building.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is taking aim at a problem that has delayed some sexual assault investigations around the country.
Rape kits, sets of items used to acquire and store evidence in sexual assault cases, have sat untested on shelves in storage rooms. Sophisticated DNA testing using the kits can bring justice to a victim or clear a suspect’s name, but in some jurisdictions that has taken years.
The decade since the Human Genome Project ended has witnessed a remarkable sequencing technology explosion that has permitted a multitude of questions about the genome to be asked and answered, at unprecedented speed and resolution. Here I present examples of how the resulting information has both enhanced our knowledge and expanded the impact of the genome on biomedical research. New sequencing technologies have also introduced exciting new areas of biological endeavour. The continuing upward trajectory of sequencing technology development is enabling clinical applications that are aimed at improving medical diagnosis and treatment.
Twin cities .com Minnesota
The Anoka County sheriff’s office will soon be able to it’s own DNA testing.
The department announced the hire of Amy Liberty Wednesday, a lead DNA criminalist who now makes it possible for Anoka to handle DNA testing inhouse.
FALLS COUNTY (February 9, 2011)—Experts from the Smithsonian institution will spend Thursday and Friday taking DNA samples from remains found in a grave in a slave cemetery in Falls County that’s believed to be the final resting place of early Texas Ranger and Central Texas pioneer James Coryell.
Willie James Kimble could finally be on his way to jail for the rest of his life for a crime that he committed during the Nixon administration. All of this is happening because of DNA testing. Mr. Kimble is no stranger to lock-up having already spent a combined twenty years inside for two separate prior convictions.