Daily Archives: April 9, 2011

DNA clues gathered in colonial mystery


Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. — Archaeologists have successfully extracted DNA from skeleton remains under an English church that could prove a skeleton found near Jamestown belongs to one of its founders, the Church of England announced Thursday.

Familial DNA merits careful use

Star Tribune Minneapolis
California’s “Grim Sleeper” serial killer evaded authorities for three decades until last summer.
That’s when investigators turned to a controversial new type of DNA analysis — a technique that merits careful use in Minnesota. Using familial DNA doesn’t pinpoint the perpetrator, but it can generate new leads by potentially identifying the criminal’s family members.

DNA eases pain of WWI heartache


Adelaide Now Australia
ANOTHER 14 Diggers who died at the Battle of Fromelles have been positively identified through DNA technology.
The DNA breakthrough comes almost 95 years after they fell in the mud and blood of the Western Front of World War I.