Daily Archives: April 7, 2011

Bill to separate crime lab from SBI

The Herald Sun North Carolina
DURHAM — Three state senators from this area are pushing a bill that would remove North Carolina’s top crime lab from the control of the State Bureau of Investigation.

El Paso Soldier’s Remains Identified After 60 Years


EL PASO – More than 60 years ago, Army Corporal Edward Pedregon left El Paso to fight in the Korean War.
He never came back.

Genetic Justice: DNA Data Banks, Criminal Investigations, and Civil Liberties

The Times higher Education UK
Sir Alec Jeffreys developed DNA profiling in the genetics department at the University of Leicester during the mid-1980s, revolutionising forensic science and stimulating a sizeable popular literature on the subject. As DNA databases have grown – particularly in the UK, which has enthusiastically genotyped 4.5 million of its citizens – concern has been voiced in many quarters about whether the privacy of the individual may be compromised. Genetic Justice tackles these issues head on from the viewpoint of civil liberties, and comes up with lively prose and a nicely balanced argument that is engaging and informative.

DDC to Name DNA Analyzer “Hello Truth” During Innocence Project International Delegate Tour


PR Newswire
FAIRFIELD, Ohio, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center), the largest provider of private DNA paternity and other DNA testing in the U.S. and worldwide, invites international attendees for a tour and behind the scenes look at its forensics technology Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 3 p.m. at DDC, One DDC Way, Fairfield, Ohio.