Daily Archives: July 1, 2011

Indiana supreme Court OKs taking of cheek swab DNA sample

NWI Times Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS | Likening the taking of a cheek swab DNA sample to police fingerprinting a criminal suspect, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers do not have a right to consult an attorney prior to giving up their DNA.

MPs condemn ‘rushed’ plans to axe Forensic Science Service

The Guardian UK
Ministers failed to check whether private labs can cope with the extra forensics workload when FSS closes, says report

Many bodies still unnamed / Police have tough time obtaining DNA samples of missing

The Yomiuri Shimbun Japan
There has been little progress recently in identifying bodies found in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, as confirming people’s identities based on belongings or physical characteristics gets more difficult as time passes.