Daily Archives: January 18, 2011

SHSU crime lab in The Woodlands accepting evidence

Conroe News Texas
The Sam Houston State University Regional Crime Lab in The Woodlands is open for business.

Answers about human remains found on Marathon Key may come in February

Sun Sentinel Florida
DNA analysis on bones found in October by a Marathon Key resident may be presented to investigators in February.
The discovery, made by a woman who was gardening in her yard on 93rd Street, sent hope skyward for two families whose teenage girls disappeared there in 1974.

Matching DNA may become family affair in Minn.

KARE11 Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS — Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is asking state legislators to explicitly empower investigators to use familial DNA, also known as kinship DNA, to narrow the field of suspects in crimes.

Ramsey Talks Strangler Case DNA Delays

My Fox Philly
PHILADELPHIA – City Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey discussed Tuesday revelations that it took nearly 80 days for a state police lab to enter into a database the DNA sample of a man who is now the “Kensington Strangler” suspect.

Applied DNA Sciences Launches Forensic Product, Adds Executive Talent

Three Village Patch UK
A new tactical forensic product to aid law enforcement agencies and the arrival of three new sales and marketing executives are among announcements made so far in 2011 by Stony Brook-based Applied DNA Sciences Inc.

Can Woolly Mammoth Be Cloned From Frozen DNA?

AOL News Japan
They’ve been extinct for about 10,000 years, but woolly mammoths could be back on Earth in just five years, according to Japanese scientists who plan to use frozen DNA to resurrect the behemoth.

Forensic evidence traps more criminals in UAE

The National United Arab Emirates
ABU DHABI // Forensics and crime scene investigation (CSI) are producing ten times as much evidence as before and helping to solve more crimes, it was revealed yesterday.

Bill would pay exonerated inmates $50,000 per year

KOMO News Washington
SEATTLE (AP) – Alan Northrop spent 17 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit. When he was finally exonerated, he received no compensation from Washington state.

DNA uncovers King ancestry

S2S Magazine
A website has traced the roots of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s family tree.

U.K.’s Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission Awards Orchid Cellmark Exclusive DNA Paternity Testing Contract

Global Newswire UK
ABINGDON, United Kingdom and PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orchid Cellmark (Nasdaq:ORCH), a leading worldwide provider of identity DNA testing services, today announced it has executed a multi-year contract with the U.K. Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC), formerly the Child Support Agency (CSA), for the exclusive provision of DNA paternity testing services. Orchid Cellmark delivers its paternity testing services in the U.K. under the Cellmark brand.