Daily Archives: February 15, 2012

Life Technology Told to Pay $52 Million

Bloomberg Business Week
Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) — Life Technologies Corp. was told by a U.S. jury to pay $52 million for infringing patents owned by Promega Corp. related to genetic testing.

Planned Process and Timeline for Implementation of Additional CODIS Core Loci

HPD rape kit backlog at 6,600

HOUSTON – Since 2011, the Houston Police Department has faced mounting criticism over the thousands of untested rape kits sitting in evidence. Now, because of a recently completed audit, HPD knows exactly how big the problem is and just how much of a challenge the department still faces.

Not quite CSI: With an 8-month backlog in processing DNA, justice is drowning in the gene pool

Philly News
IN THE EIGHT months since armed robbers first burst into the TriStar Market, in Yeadon, store owner Patel Bharat has turned his counter and sandwich station into a $15,000 bulletproof glass cage.
Yet the State Police’s Bureau of Forensic Services still hasn’t processed three pieces of evidence – a gun, clothing and gloves – that were left behind at the scene and may hold the DNA clues to solving the case.