Daily Archives: February 15, 2011

New 41 Marker DNA Test Provides Greater Accuracy in Family Relationship and Paternity Testing


Benzinga
Gaskin Forensics Inc. (GFI Laboratory) is proud to announce the world’s first 41 marker DNA test, allowing for greater accuracy in family relationship and paternity test cases. Until now, technology only allowed for 16 markers to be tested, which can lead to inconclusive or misleading results in some cases. The additional markers of GFI Laboratory’s 41 marker test, dubbed AccuPlex41, represent the newest tool in eliminating doubts about family relationships using DNA.

Interpol lauds Dubai Police work in unravelling Pink Panthers

4G Wireless Evolution
DUBAI, Feb 15, 2011 (Khaleej Times – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — The Dubai Police investigation into the Wafi City heist has helped the Interpol identify the ways of the international jewel thief gang, Pink Panthers, that has carried out daring robberies in Europe, the USA and Asia, including the Middle East, Serbia and Japan.

$3.5 Million Life Technologies Grant Will Help Train, Certify Forensic Scientists at UNT Health Science Center

PR Newswire
Certification program to accelerate world-wide DNA testing
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Center for Human Identification at the UNT Health Science Center recently received a three-year $3.5 million grant from Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), a leader in forensic DNA testing systems, to train researchers from around the world in forensic DNA analysis techniques. This first of its kind accelerated academic certification program will train forensic scientists in areas where DNA database legislation or DNA programs are being established to process samples and populate databases worldwide for use in criminal investigations and identity verification.

Test Links Defendant to Belneyski Sisters Murder


Novinite.com Bulgaria
The Pazardzhik Regional Court received and read the results from the expert DNA analyses from samples taken under the nails of sisters Rositsa and Kristina Belneyski.
The DNA profile shows a match with the one of the only defendant in the case, 30-year-old, Lazar Kolev.

Highway of Tears murder probe asks cabbies for DNA


The Star.com Canada
VANCOUVER—Taxi drivers in Prince George, B.C., are being pressured to submit a DNA sample to the RCMP in their investigation of the deaths or disappearances of at least 18 women over the last three decades.