Daily Archives: October 28, 2010

UA Scientists Develop Quick DNA Test Device

PHOENIX — On television, police can get a DNA match in minutes.

In the real world, it doesn’t really work that way. On average, it takes 14 days to process a DNA sample, according to forensics experts, but scientists in the Valley are working to change that.

Hampden County DA asks DNA database expansion

CBS3 Springfield.com
Taking a DNA sample is relatively easy. It can be done by swabbing the inside of a persons mouth or taking a blood sample. It’s something done to every person convicted of a felony. Their DNA profile is then sent to the state crime lab, where it is kept in a database database with other convicted offenders. Then, evidence collected at a crime scene is run through the DNA database to see if there’s match.

New National Initiative on Rape Kits

CBS News
Almost a year ago, CBS News broadcast a two part series on a five month investigation into tens of thousands of untested rape kits nationwide.
Today, the White House announced a new initiative aimed at ending the rape kit backlog…

With grant, Rome police to collect DNA at burglary scenes

Utica Observer Dispatch.com
ROME — City police will soon begin collect DNA evidence at the scene of all burglaries it investigates, and will send its officers on follow-up visits in domestic violence cases.