Daily Archives: October 20, 2011

The guy who made DNA sexy

The Roanoke Times
In 1993, Mullis, now 66, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, for inventing a relatively simple process of amplifying DNA known as polymerase chain reaction.

California Association of Crimimalists Fall Meeting

Fall 2011 Seminar
Co-Sponsored by California Criminalistics Institute & UC Davis Forensic Science Program
October 24-28, 2011
Sacramento Doubletree Hotel

Feet belonged to woman who killed herself

Vancouver Sun
A pair of feet that washed ashore in Richmond in 2008 have been identified as belonging to a New Westminster woman who committed suicide by jumping into the Fraser River in April 2004.

LAPD Cracks Cold Cases With Science, Grit

Since the LAPD’s cold case unit began 10 years ago, detectives have used science to arrest serial killers and dozens of others who thought they had gotten away with murder.

Russia to create severe offenders DNA database

Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes that the DNA of most aggressive criminals will be stored in a special government registry. Every penitentiary will have special Ministry of Interior labs that will take blood samples from severe offenders and store them for future reference.