Daily Archives: May 4, 2011

DNA Brings WWII Vet Home Decades Later

WBAL Maryland
66 Years Pass, Dundalk Native’s Remains Return Home

Bin Laden identification, DNA: The science behind the certainty

Deseret News Utah
As the world absorbs news that Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday in a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs in Pakistan, questions have surfaced about how his body was identified.

Science advice ‘not sought’ on forensics closure

The Home Office’s chief scientific adviser was not consulted over the closure of the UK Forensic Science Service (FSS), it has emerged.

No Funding, No Justice

DNA evidence is a powerful tool when solving crimes, especially rape cases, but lack of funding across the country has halted testing in many crime labs, and officials here in West Virginia say more funding could be the difference between putting criminals behind bars, and letting them walk free.

When forensic anthropology meets DNA

Just how did authorities finally link the remains found under that mysterious cairn in the Arizona desert to Joy Risker, who’d gone missing months ago and miles away in San Diego? The answer is spelled DNA, but the process wasn’t as simple as it might seem.