Monthly Archives: December 2011
New laws to crack down on repeat methamphetamine offenders and to strengthen the Illinois DNA database are among the measures initiated by Attorney General Lisa Madigan in the 2011 legislative session that will take effect Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
HUNTSVILLE, AL— Workers with the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences are feeling a bit of financial pressure. The director of the Huntsville lab says repeated cuts and increases in cases for his agency are starting to affect his team. Employees are seeing evidence pile up and many investigations get put on hold.
A finger long claimed to be from a yeti, once revered in a monastery in Nepal and taken in the 1950s by a Bigfoot researcher, has been identified after decades of mystery. Turns out, it’s just a regular old human finger — albeit one with a very interesting history.
MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation Disaster Victim Identification Team (NBI-DVI) believes a national ID system would help future efforts in identifying victims of disasters.
For the past three years, St. Paul police had one pair of eyes looking at unsolved — “cold case” — murders, day in, day out. But a big cut in federal funds is forcing the department to take a new tack.
Burlington Free Press
When Mark Prue Sr. went to prison, after pleading guilty to assault and robbery and simple assault in Brattleboro in 2009, a sample of his DNA was taken and shipped to the Vermont Forensic Lab.
Wall Street Journal Market Watch
MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec 21, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Square 1 Bank, the exclusive banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community, is pleased to provide a $5 million debt facility to Pleasanton, CA based IntegenX Inc. IntegenX manufactures and markets automated microsample preparation systems for the life sciences industry.