Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

The Genographic Project

National Geographic
A Landmark Study of the Human Journey
Where do you really come from? And how did you get to where you live today? DNA studies suggest that all humans today descend from a group of African ancestors who—about 60,000 years ago—began a remarkable journey.

FBI continues to fight DNA testing in 1990 bombing

The Redwood Times
On April 5, 2011, the FBI filed a motion in Federal Court to overturn a court order, which directed the FBI to turn over evidence in the May 24, 1990 car bombing of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney to an independent lab for forensic testing.

Billion-to-1 DNA link snares rapist

The Independent UK
A rapist caught by a one-in-a-billion DNA match more than 20 years after he attacked a young woman was jailed for life today.

Push to find missing kids

China Daily
The initiative China’s police launched on Tuesday to step up the search for missing children till June 1 is a move in the right direction. Police at local county and city levels will issue the alert when missing children are reported.
Within six months police will conduct DNA tests on children with obscure origins and match results with the DNA database to make sure they were not abducted.

DNA bill would exacerbate state’s backlog problem

The Morning Sentinel Maine
The fact that states are requiring DNA from more people without increasing staffing and resources is a major contributor to the current backlog of convicted offender DNA samples. Maloney’s bill would simply exacerbate the problem.

Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of Orchid Cellmark, Inc.

Traders Huddle.com
Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Orchid Cellmark, Inc. (“Orchid” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ORCH) relating to the proposed acquisition by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (“LabCorp”). The deal is worth approximately $85.4 million.