Monthly Archives: November 2011
MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – On Wednesday night Newschannel 3 spotlighted three police investigations in West Michigan that have been slowed dramatically while detectives wait for lab work.
Unfortunately it’s a pervasive problem in Michigan and the biggest wrench in the works is DNA analysis.
…A more efficient method
Zenhausern’s device condenses an entire DNA-testing lab into a compact cartridge that’s slightly larger than a DVD case. “We integrated all of the processes onto a plastic cartridge that’s 8 inches by 8 inches,” Zenhausern said.
Penn State Science
2 November 2011 — A piece of jawbone excavated from a prehistoric cave in England is the earliest evidence for modern humans in Europe, according to an international team of scientists.
NEC Corporation has showcased its new technologies and solutions for law enforcement agencies, including the world’s first portable DNA analyzer, at the recently concluded 80th INTERPOL General Assembly in Hanoi, Vietnam.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Evolutionary history shows that human populations likely originated in Africa, and the Genographic Project, the most extensive survey of human population genetic data to date, suggests where they went next.
Experts Report that Abbott’s New PLEX-ID Assay Offers Important Testing Capabilities for Biothreat Defense
MUNICH, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Abbott’s PLEX-ID system provides reliable and rapid results for key microbial biothreat agents and should be considered as a first line analytical tool for biodefense, biosecurity and microbial forensics programs, according to research presented at the 13th Medical Biodefense Conference in Munich.
Author: Joyce KimDanny MammoMarni SiegelSara Katsanis
Credits/Source: Investigative Genetics 2011, 2:22
Familial searching pushes DNA typing beyond merely identifying individuals to detecting genetic relatedness, an application previously reserved for missing persons identifications and custody battles.