Daily Archives: October 19, 2010

Super-fast DNA machine unable to dent SA forensics backlog

West Cape News South Africa
A machine able to match a suspect’s DNA with crime scene samples within four hours has been developed by UK and US-based scientists. The machine, developed by Andrew Hopwood from the Forensic Science Service in the UK and Frederic Zenhausern from the University of Arizona, is able to compare crime scene samples to cells harvested from the inside of a suspect’s cheek

A Spray of DNA to Keep the Robbers Away


The New York Times
ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands — When the McDonald’s down from City Hall here was burglarized a few years ago, its managers decided they needed a new security system.

Outside labs to test DNA kits


Contra Costa times California
Local officials reacted positively Monday to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announcement that it had assigned nearly 5,000 DNA evidence kits from rape and sexual assault cases to outside labs for testing.