Daily Archives: September 22, 2011

Wisconsin Innocence Project to expand activities after receiving federal grant

Superior Telegram
The director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project says his group will use $1 million in new federal grant money to speed up the process of freeing people who have been wrongfully convicted.

CSI: PCR-free techniques ID the most active microbes on the scene

Anyone who has watched one of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television shows knows that PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a technology used to amplify the tiniest samples of DNA into forensic evidence that can identify perpetrators or victims of a crime.

Guangdong to Test DNA of Vagrant Minors

Police in south China’s Guangdong province will take blood samples from every minor found to be begging on the street, and from those who have been forced to commit crimes, the Nanfang Daily reports.

Aborigines: The First Out of Africa, the First in Asia and Australia

The Atlantic
DNA analysis of a 90-year-old hair sample reveals that Aboriginal Australians left Africa much earlier than Europeans and East Asians

Warnex Obtains Funding From Federal Government for Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Testing

LAVAL, QUEBEC — Warnex Inc. (TSX:WNX) announced today that its subsidiary, Warnex PRO-DNA Services, located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, has signed a Contribution Agreement with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to develop a pre-screening method for forensic mitochondrial DNA testing.