RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) — DNA work by the SBI laboratory resulted in 420 hits to the DNA database in 2010, a record number of matches to help local law enforcement solve murders, rapes and other crimes across the state. The database is expected to be even more help as it begins to include some samples of those who have been arrested next month.
Daily Archives: January 7, 2011
A new genetic test can reveal the hair color of unseen criminal suspects or unidentifiable victims.
The new analysis used a collection of recently discovered mutations linked to hair color, and it can predict the hue of an unknown person’s hair with about 80 to 90 percent accuracy.
The high-profile drama of a man who spent 18 years in prison for a Burlington County murder and rape he did not commit quietly came to an end after state officials paid him $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit.
Southern Maryland Newspapers Online
In September, two corpses lay side by side in the woods in Owings, an adult and an infant. Fortunately, this was not a real crime scene, only a science experiment, and the victims were pigs, not people. The scene was gruesome nonetheless, with the bodies decaying into skeletons over the course of about 12 days.
Long Island Business News
Stony Brook-based Applied DNA is testing its DNA technology to mark products to reduce theft of inventory, assist police conducting stings and even work with insurers to help clients mark valuable possessions.
Univ of FL News
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study following the evolution of lice shows modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate out of Africa.