Daily Archives: December 20, 2010

Exonerated Texas man uses freedom to help others


Associated Press
HOUSTON — A courthouse seems like the last place Michael Anthony Green would choose to spend his time following his release this summer after 27 years in a Texas prison for a rape he didn’t commit.

ASU to offer forensics programs


Montgomery Advisor.com
After several years of consideration, Alabama State University will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in forensic chemistry and a master’s degree in forensic science this summer, making it one of only two schools in the state to feature such programs.

DNA samples destroyed, forensics expert says

B92.net
BELGRADE, GENEVA — Former head of the UNMIK Forensics and Missing Persons Office Jose Pablo Baraybar said that 400 DNA samples of victims kidnapped in Kosovo were destroyed.

Studying DNA on the family tree


Charlotte Observer.com
Children resemble their biological parents, inheriting physical characteristics such as hair and eye color, body shape and skin pigmentation. But what about personality traits?

Sorenson Genomics Celebrates 10 Years as Pioneer and Pacesetter for Commercial DNA Testing Industry

Business Wire
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sorenson Genomics marks the start of a second decade in the booming business category it helped create when it established a commercial genetic genealogy testing laboratory in November 2000.

Police use DNA to connect strangling victims


Philly.com
BY MIDWEEK, when DNA results from a third Kensington strangulation victim come back, police expect to know if Philadelphia has a serial killer on its streets. For now, cops and experts say they see disturbing similarities in three recent strangulations and three other chokings.

‘Grim Sleeper’ tips flood into LAPD

ABC
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The LAPD is being deluged with phone calls and tips in the “Grim Sleeper” case. Thursday, the department posted 180 photos of possible victims.

Orchid Cellmark Says UK Decision To Wind Down FSS Opns.

(RTTNews) – Orchid Cellmark Inc. (ORCH: News ) Monday said that the United Kingdom government decided to wind-down operations at the Forensic Science Service or FSS which could contribute to Orchid Cellmark’s ongoing growth.

Orchid executes three-year extension to forensic testing contract with ISP

Trading Markets.com
Orchid Cellmark Inc., a diagnostic services company, has executed a three-year extension to a forensic testing contract with the Illinois State Police, or ISP.