Daily Archives: March 12, 2011

Use DNA evidence to find the truth

Chicago Tribune Editorial
Daily Camera
If you’re going to put a man to death for a crime, you’d want to be sure you’ve got the right guy. At least most of us would. But prosecutors in Texas have fought a request for DNA testing by Hank Skinner, who was less than an hour away from being executed when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear his case.

State forensics lab backed up with 500 cases; court ruling, staffing shortage blamed

The Republic New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hundreds of drug and drunken driving cases are waiting to be processed at the Scientific Laboratory Division within the state Department of Health. The lab blames a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and a staffing shortage for the backlog.

‘Punjab to have most modern forensic lab of South Asia soon’

The News Pakistan
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the most modern forensic lab of South Asia is being set up in the province and its completion will greatly help in curbing crimes as well as in their investigation.

King Henry VIII’s health problems explained

Discovery News
Scientist says blood type, genetic disorder could account for midlife ills