Daily Archives: October 10, 2011

Met hires 180 forensic scientists

The Guardian
Scotland Yard is hiring 180 scientists from the soon to be defunct Forensic Science Service to bring its scenes of crime work inhouse – raising fears amongst criminal law experts that the independence and integrity of expert prosecution evidence could be jeopardised.

Child DNA law change

ABC News
It could soon be legal to DNA test children as young as a few weeks old as part of criminal investigations in Tasmania.

DNA study: Bones not those of James gang gunslinger

ABC News
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Jesse James gang gunslinger Charlie Pitts was a bad man, and his evil ways caught up to him when he was gunned down during a bungled bank robbery.

LabCorp again extends Orchid Cellmark tender offer

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings /quotes/zigman/258903/quotes/nls/lh LH +2.06% has once again extended its $84 million cash tender offer for Orchid Cellmark Inc. /quotes/zigman/97141/quotes/nls/orch ORCH +1.05% as the medical-testing services provider continues to cooperate with the Federal Trade Commission’s request for further information.