Daily Archives: November 14, 2010

Bode Technology Surpasses Sales Mark of 3.5 Million Buccal DNA Collectors, Expands With New Global And Domestic Territories

Wall Street Journal Market Watch
NEW YORK, Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GlobalOptions Group, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!gloi/quotes/nls/gloi (GLOI 2.30, +0.01, +0.44%) , a leading provider of domestic and international risk management services, today announced that Bode Technology, one of the world’s largest forensic DNA analysis firms, has surpassed a sales mark of 3.5 million Buccal DNA Collectors in 2010, its greatest sales total ever and another positive sign of Bode’s further expansion as a leader in the marketplace. Bolstering the sales of kits was the addition of new territories in the states of Louisiana and Delaware, along with new international sales territories in Hungary and Qatar.

DNA compensation bill moves forward

The Billings Gazette
CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that would establish a system for compensating former inmates exonerated based on DNA testing cleared a legislative committee Friday.

DNA exonerations prove eyewitnesses make mistakes

The Orlando Sentinel
In a Tampa courtroom in 1981, Alan Crotzer watched as five people took the stand and swore that he was one of the men who kidnapped a 12-year-old girl and 38-year-old woman during a botched home invasion. The child and woman testified that he later raped them.

But all five were wrong, and after spending 24 years in prison, Crotzer was set free in 2006 when DNA testing proved he couldn’t have been the rapist.

Virginia considering use of familial DNA to catch criminals

RICHMOND, Va. – Should Virginia use the DNA of one person to catch a relative who may have committed a crime? That’s what the state’s crime commission will consider on Monday.