The technique, known as familial DNA, matches genes across generations of men, and contributed to the capture of the suspected Grim Sleeper serial killer, Los Angeles police homicide Detective Dennis Kilcoyne said Friday.
Daily Archives: October 5, 2010
PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Friday afternoon, October 8, Pittsburgh-based Cybergenetics scientist Mark Perlin, Senior Deputy Attorney General Anthony Krastek, and Allegheny County Assistant Public Defender Michelle Collins will teach a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course on “Forensic DNA Analysis: An Introduction” in The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University.
“DNA typing is an important tool in missing-person identification, especially in mass-fatality disasters. Identification methods comparing a DNA profile from unidentified human remains with that of a direct (from the person) or indirect (for example, from a biological relative) reference sample and ranking the pairwise likelihood ratios (LR) is straightforward and well defined.”
Author: Jianye GeBruce BudowleRanajit Chakraborty
Credits/Source: Investigative Genetics 2010, 1:8
PoliticalNews.me – Oct 04,2010 – U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said that his provision to ensure that victims of sexual assault are no longer forced to pay for their own rape kits was included in major law enforcement legislation introduced this week by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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, announced that Bode Technology, one of the world’s largest forensic DNA analysis firms, has begun offering its new Bode-RFID tracking system to law enforcement agencies and crime laboratories nationwide in an effort to streamline work flows and help control costs in the field of evidence tracking and analysis.
A Florida Department of Law Enforcement laboratory analyst testified today she found Morris’s DNA on the victim and the victim’s DNA on a black hooded jacket taken from Morris’s closet days after the attack.