Monthly Archives: May 2011

More bones found at Menindee

ABC Net Australia
Another 17 human bones have been found in the far west of the state by police investigating skeletal remains.

Genetic Technologies Sues 10 Firms Alleging Patent Infringement

Gemone Web
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Australian genetics testing firm Genetic Technologies announced today it is suing 10 companies for allegedly infringing its primary non-coding DNA patent.

DNA testing bill could be voted on Thursday

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill requiring anyone arrested for a felony to provide a DNA sample is up for a vote on the Assembly floor.

War crimes fugitive Mladic arrested in Serbia

…Croatian media, which first broke the story, said police there got confirmation from their Serbian colleagues that DNA analysis confirmed Mladic’s identity. Belgrade’s B92 radio said Mladic was arrested Thursday in a village close to the northern Serbian town of Zrenjanin…

Air France crash investigators will be able to ID bodies

Paris (CNN) — French air crash investigators expect to be able to identify two bodies recovered this month from an Air France crash that killed 228 people two years ago, an official close to the investigation told CNN Tuesday.

Needless delays For NY justice

New York Post
For 17 years Alberto Barriera got away with rape.

The Bones of Martyrs?

Past Horizons
Forensic anthropologists’ two main goals in analysing a set of recent human skeletal remains are to positively identify the deceased and to work out the cause of the individual’s death.

UKCMRI Name Change to Honor DNA Royalty

Genome Web
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (UKCMRI), which will be based in London, will change its name to the Francis Crick Institute, the Medical Research Council said today.

AG DeWine Talks Benefits, Cost Of New DNA Law

NBC4 California
When it comes to solving crimes, there’s perhaps no more convincing evidence than DNA.
Starting July 1, Senate Bill 77 will take effect.

Feet found on two B.C. islands in 2008 came from Surrey man: Coroner

Vancouver sun Canada
VANCOUVER — Two severed feet that washed ashore in 2008 have been linked to a 21-year-old Surrey man reported missing in 2004, a coroner said Tuesday.
The two feet were found separately in size 11 Nike shoes on Feb. 8, 2008 on Delta’s Westham Island and June 16, 2008 on the shoreline of Valdez Island.

Jackets: made in Jamaica

The Gleaner Jamaica
At least 10 per cent of Jamaican men did not father children they filed for. Data shows
DNA tests required by the US Embassy in Kingston as a vital part of its immigrant visa process have turned up embarrassing figures of the number of women ascribing paternity of their children to the wrong man.

Ont. police doing DNA sweep in killing of nurse

The Province Canada
Police in Ontario are collecting voluntary DNA samples from a group of men hoping it will lead them to the person responsible for the high-profile killing of a nurse.

Hendersonville welcomes home remains of Korean War veteran

Citizen-Times North Carolina
HENDERSONVILLE — Escorted by fire engines, police and more than 50 Patriot Guard motorcycle riders, the remains of Korean War veteran Samuel Kelly Watkins returned home Tuesday, 60 years after he disappeared in combat.

Allende’s body taken from Chile tomb for autopsy

SANTIAGO, Chile — The remains of deposed Chilean President Salvador Allende were removed from his tomb Monday for an autopsy to determine whether he committed suicide or was assassinated during the 1973 military coup that ousted the leftist leader.

Indigenous tribe from Peru stops Nat’l Geographic’s DNA sampling

Digital Journal Peru
Cusco – Indigenous leaders and local officials have stopped a plan by the National Geographic Society that would have allowed its geneticists to collect DNA samples from the Q’eros, a remote Peruvian tribe believed to have descended from the first Inca.