Daily Archives: October 4, 2011

Houston Police consider DNA for solving minor property crimes

Houston Examiner
The Houston Police Department is considering a pilot program to collect DNA evidence from minor property crimes to increase the likelihood of catching crooks who are already entered into a national database.

ZyGEM Strengthens Senior Management Team With New Appointments

PR Newswire
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ZyGEM Corp. Ltd., a developer and marketer of innovative products for the analysis of DNA and other nucleic acids, today announced that Gary Levine has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. ZyGEM also announced that Jeffrey A. Hickey has joined the company as Director of Reagents Development for Forensics.

Illumina Enters Collaborative Research Agreement with UNTHSC for Next-Generation Sequencing in Forensic DNA Analysis

Wall Street Journal Market Watch
SAN DIEGO, Oct 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Illumina, Inc. /quotes/zigman/83650/quotes/nls/ilmn ILMN +0.79% today announced it has entered into a wide-ranging collaborative research agreement with the Institute of Applied Genetics and the Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC). Illumina and UNTHSC will collaborate on several visionary projects in forensics using Illumina’s next-generation sequencing technologies.

DNA Backlog Reduction Funding Awards, 2011

The goal of NIJ’s DNA Backlog Reduction Program is to assist eligible States and units of local government to process, record, screen, and analyze forensic DNA and/or DNA database samples and to increase the capacity of public forensic DNA and DNA database laboratories to process more DNA samples.

DNA helps free Texas man convicted in wife’s death

GEORGETOWN, Texas — Texas prosecutors agreed Monday to release an Austin man who spent nearly 25 years in prison for beating his wife to death — but always maintained his innocence — after DNA tests showed another man was responsible.