Daily Archives: October 12, 2011

Courtroom Science Drama: The Saga of Amanda Knox’s DNA

…not all DNA evidence is created equal — and Knox walked free last week from an Italian jail after scientists savaged the forensic evidence against her as being wholly unreliable. How did DNA analysis go so wrong?

John Wayne Gacy victims unearthed in bid to identify them

LA Times
….Now, in a bid to provide answers for all involved, the remains of several of Gacy’s unidentified victims are being exhumed and subjected to cutting-edge DNA technology.

Police to track criminals whose DNA is not on database

BBC News
Police could take DNA samples from up to 13,000 people convicted of serious offences like murder, manslaughter and rape, whose profiles are not on record.

Northrop Grumman Wins Contract Award and Collaborates With IntegenX to Develop Rapid DNA Biometrics Capability Fast DNA Analysis Yields Tactical Advantage in the Field

Stock Market Review
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army BOSS-U (Biometrics Operations and Support Services – Unrestricted) program to further develop and supply the IntegenX RapidHIT(TM) 200 Human DNA Identification System. Previously, IntegenX participated in an invited US Department of Defense (DOD) exercise where the RapidHIT(TM) system repeatedly delivered correct DNA identifications of individuals in under two hours.