Daily Archives: May 24, 2011

Indigenous tribe from Peru stops Nat’l Geographic’s DNA sampling


Digital Journal Peru
Cusco – Indigenous leaders and local officials have stopped a plan by the National Geographic Society that would have allowed its geneticists to collect DNA samples from the Q’eros, a remote Peruvian tribe believed to have descended from the first Inca.

St. Charles County crime lab director named to state commission


St Louis Today
Before television networks filled their schedules with dramas that take viewers into high-tech labs, where all sorts of crimes are neatly solved in an hour, Bryan Hampton kind of stumbled into his career as a forensic scientist.

Mexico mass graves of 219 signal major cartel rift


Associated Press
DURANGO, Mexico — The vacant car repair lot hardly looks out of place in a vibrant but gritty part of the northern colonial city of Durango, famous as the set for John Wayne westerns.

Idaho Innocence Project Says Amanda Knox is Not Guilty of Murder


Fox News Idaho
Boise, Idaho — The Idaho Innocence Project is working closely with the case of Amanda Knox the American charged with murder in Italy.

DNA Evidence Said to Tie Ex-I.M.F. Chief to Housekeeper

New York Times
Evidence from the work clothes of a hotel housekeeper matched DNA samples taken from Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund who has been charged with sexually assaulting her, a person briefed on the matter said Monday.