Daily Archives: July 18, 2011

States look to right wrong convictions

USA Today
“…We are seeing tremendous receptivity across the country to the fact that biological evidence needs to be preserved to assess claims of wrongful convictions and to solve the thousands and thousands of cold cases that can be aided by DNA testing years after the crimes are committed…”

UNSOLVED CASES: Forensic breakthroughs

ABC Salt Lake City Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Old crimes, frozen in police cold case files for years, are becoming warm again thanks to brand new technology. At Utah’s state crime lab, scientists are solving crimes that were once thought to be lost causes.

Global forensics introduces a break-through non-DNA human identification test.

Global Forensics UK
Global Forensics Ltd, a UK-based International Forensic and Distribution Company, and Identity Sciences LLC, a high-tech forensic US company, are pleased to announce their new partnership to launch and market groundbreaking forensic human identification test, AbP ID™.

Agenda Released for 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification

The agenda for plenary talks at the 22nd ISHI being held October 3-6 outside of Washington DC is now available. Highlights of the two and a half day program include updates on new and emerging technologies including instrumentation which will enable rapid testing of DNA samples with applications for both Homeland Security and crime labs. A special session of the program will also be devoted to the use of Forensic DNA Phenotyping. This technology holds the promise of eventually allowing physical characteristics such as height, hair color, skin color, eye color and more to be gleaned from a sample left at a crime scene. The scientific, legal and ethical issues of Forensic DNA Phenotyping will be debated during the conference by an international panel of experts.
The program and additional information on the upcoming International Symposium on Human Identification can be found at www.ishinews.com