Daily Archives: June 13, 2011

Pa. mulls using familial DNA to locate suspects

The Times Herald Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) — State lawmakers are considering allowing investigators to use the genetic material from relatives to track suspects in violent crimes who have left DNA evidence at a crime scene but whose genetic fingerprint is not contained in any database — something that opponents say raises privacy and fairness concerns.

BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Forensics 2011

Welcome to the 2011 WCF meeting. The meeting this year, with the theme “Science, Justice and Peace”, promises to be exciting and informative.
Last year, the WCF welcomed many forensic practitioners with a keen interest in international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge in many fields. I and all the participants thoroughly enjoyed that conference; we found it to provide excellent insight into the current status of forensic science and future applications in various disciplines. This year the focus is on High-tech implementation used for identification, environmental issues and forensic microbiology. This is an opportunity for experts from around the world to share ideas and discuss issues that we all have in common related to forensic investigation and analysis. I already made plan to attend the conference and looking forward to learn the cutting edge technology that can be used to enhance criminal investigations in disciplines of forensic science from crime scene to environmental studies.

Dr. Henry C. Lee

Forensic centre runs out of room

The Age Australia
THE Victoria Police forensic science centre has run out of room because the number of DNA samples collected has almost doubled in the past five years.

Identifying Blood on Dodgers Jersey Hindered by “Degraded” Samples

NBC Los Angeles
Scientific investigations personnel assigned to the Dodger Stadium beating case will continue working with samples of blood from recovered clothing in the hope of identifying the blood as that of victim Bryan Stow, NBC LA has learned.

Two under consideration to lead state crime lab

WRAL North Carolina
Raleigh, N.C. — Attorney General Roy Cooper is considering two people to take the reins of the embattled state crime lab.