Daily Archives: October 20, 2010

GE Healthcare And Hamilton Announce Licensing And Collaboration Agreement To Automate Sample Analysis For Forensics And Drug Discovery

Bioresearch Online
Little Chalfont – GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, and Hamilton Robotics recently announced that they have entered into a licensing and collaboration agreement to develop a fully automated workflow for sample handling and processing from FTA® substrates. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

Prosecution: ‘Science caught up’ to defendant

Orange Co. Register
SANTA ANA — Science caught up to a Long Beach man when DNA extracted from blood drops found at a horrific murder scene 22 years ago matched his genetic profile, an Orange County prosecutor told a jury here Wednesday.

Hamilton County’s Crime Lab Faces Budget Cuts

WLWT.com Ohio
…Proposed budget cuts could eliminate three evidence technicians at the Hamilton County coroner’s office, which could delay investigations in cases like this family’s….

Affaire Grégory: La dernière chance

leJDD.fr France
Comme le souhaitaient les parents du petit Grégory Villemin, assassiné en octobre 1984 dans les Vosges, la justice a ordonné mercredi de nouvelles investigations techniques. Au total, six analyses seront pratiquées, notamment sur l’ADN d’un cheveu retrouvé sur le pantalon de l’enfant et au dos d’un timbre d’une lettre anonyme adressée à un magistrat. Vingt-six ans après les faits, l’affaire Grégory demeure l’un des plus grands mystères de l’histoire judiciaire du 20e siècle en France.

New Testimony, Evidence In Nemnich Trial

KJCT8.com Colorado
…The defense team objected to the admission of this evidence because they question how it has been cared for over the last thirty-five years. The Grand Junction Police Department moved it’s evidence room several times over the years. Defense lawyers tried to establish that that could have put the evidence in jeopardy. But, the Sergeant in charge of evidence for the GJPD says that’s not the case….

Man cleared in 1984 rape gets $18.5M from NYC

The Washington Post
NEW YORK — A jury has awarded $18.5 million to a New York City man who was exonerated four years ago after spending more than two decades in prison.