Daily Archives: January 4, 2012

Interpol offers assistance to identify Tropical Storm ‘Sendong’ victims

MANILA, Philippines—The International Police (Interpol) has offered additional assistance in helping the Philippine National Police (PNP) identify victims of floods caused by Tropical Storm “Sendong” in Mindanao, the PNP said in a statement Tuesday.

Huge array of forensic science equipment up for auction

Sheffield, UK (PRWEB UK) 4 January 2012
Items from all over the UK will be consolidated to a single location to enable prospective purchasers to view the forensic analysis and laboratory equipment prior to bidding. Troostwijk’s UK Managing Director James Hague said, “The quality and diversity of equipment available will appeal to both scientific industries and educational establishments. This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire excellent quality equipment, particularly for those setting up forensic science laboratories or universities providing forensic science degree courses.”

The scientists who are helping to convict Britain’s killers

The Guardian UK
What do the killers of Stephen Lawrence, Joanna Yeates, Milly Dowler, Vikki Thompson, Colette Aram, Rachel Nickell and Damilola Taylor have in common? All were convicted with the help of evidence provided not by the police, but by scientists working for Britain’s largest privately owned supplier of forensic services, LGC Forensics.

Error leads to retesting of DNA used in 87 cases

Today Online Singapore
SINGAPORE – An error by a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) laboratory manager has led to the authorities re-testing almost 2,000 DNA samples from 87 criminal cases.

Budget Restored

Wall Street Journal New York Politics
The New York City Council plans to restore $730,000 in funding that Mayor Michael Bloomberg planned to cut from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, preserving a dozen positions in forensic biology and evidence, officials confirmed Tuesday.