Daily Archives: April 26, 2011

Sorenson Forensics to Help Develop First DNA Lab for LA County Coroner’s Office

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sorenson Forensics today announced it has forged a partnership with the Los Angeles County Coroner to equip, train and launch that office’s first DNA laboratory.

Spanish DNA database has helped solve 7,500 crimes

The Olive Press
IT was the dramatic breakthrough that police forces around the world were waiting for.
Now it can be confirmed that thousands of crimes have been solved since a national DNA database was introduced in Spain three years ago.

Mitochondrial DNA and the mysteries of human evolution

The Guardian UK
The earliest humans are silent witnesses: they testify only through their bones and tools.

Schumer Announces Support For “Billy’s Law”

WASHINGTON, DC ( release ) Monday, United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his support for legislation called “Billy’s Law,” also known as Help Find the Missing Act, to close loopholes in our national missing persons systems. Schumer has sponsored this legislation in the past, and his co-sponsorship this Congress comes in the wake of the recent death of George Delaney, a Rochester Institute of Technology student. When George Delany went missing on March 12th, RIT faculty and students joined with law enforcement and the community to search for him.

Titanic’s unknown child is finally ID’d

Five days after the passenger ship the Titanic sank, the crew of the rescue ship Mackay-Bennett pulled the body of a fair-haired, roughly 2-year-old boy out of the Atlantic Ocean on April 21, 1912. Along with many other victims, his body went to a cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the crew of the Mackay-Bennett had a headstone dedicated to the “unknown child” placed over his grave.