Associated Press Italy
PERUGIA, Italy — Prosecutors at Amanda Knox’s appeals trial battled it out Saturday with independent forensic experts who say some of the key DNA evidence used to convict the American student of murdering her British roommate was unreliable and possibly contaminated.
Monthly Archives: July 2011
Court appointed independent forensic experts, Stefano Conti and Carla Vecchiotti, from Rome’s Sapienza University, released a scathing report in late June detailing gross negligence on the part of lead forensic scientist, Patricia Stefanoni, regarding the key DNA evidence used to secure the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the first trial.
High-throughput sequencing of core STR loci for forensic genetic investigations using the Roche Genome Sequencer FLX platform
BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 2, August 2011
Sarah L. Fordyce*1, Maria C. Ávila-Arcos*1, Eszter Rockenbauer2, Claus Børsting2, Rune Frank-Hansen2, Frederik Torp Petersen2, Eske Willerslev1, Anders J. Hansen2, Niels Morling2, and M. Thomas. P. Gilbert11Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
2Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
…Here we present an STR profiling method based on the use of the Roche Genome Sequencer (GS) FLX to simultaneously sequence multiple core STR loci…
Winston-Salem News Rome
“They were doing unsound forensic techniques that lead to cross contamination. Their techniques were … horrible,” he said. “If you showed that video tape in an American court you would have lost most of your evidence.”
Experts to Discuss Controversial DNA Technologies at 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification
MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Phenotyping. Rapid DNA testing. Familial searching. The intricacies and controversies surrounding breakthrough DNA technologies are among the timely issues in DNA analysis that will be explored, debated and illuminated at this year’s International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI), October 3-6 in Washington D.C. www.ishi22.com.
60 years after dying in POW camp in Korea, Goodridge man’s remains returned to community who never forgot him
GOODRIDGE, Minn. – As the hearse bearing Army Cpl. James Norman Sund’s flag-draped coffin pulled up outside Faith Lutheran Church here more than an hour before Tuesday’s funeral was to begin, dozens of people lined the street, waiting.
The 24th World Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics will be held August 29-September 3, 2011
This year’s meeting will be hosted by the University of Vienna (founded in 1365) Austria
Pittburgh Tribune Review
A divided federal appeals court ruled on Monday that the government can take DNA samples from people arrested on federal charges before they’re convicted, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court.