Daily Archives: January 31, 2012

Senate Passes DNA Databank Expansion Legislation


New York Senate.gov
The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994.

DNA Turning Human Story Into a Tell-All


New York Times
The tip of a girl’s 40,000-year-old pinky finger found in a cold Siberian cave, paired with faster and cheaper genetic sequencing technology, is helping scientists draw a surprisingly complex new picture of human origins.

Florida International University Receives $349,000 Grant From the Department of Justice

SOUTH EASTON, Mass., Jan. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Florida International University (“FIU”) and Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:PBIO) (“PBI” and the “Company”) today announced that FIU has been awarded $349,130 from the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”). The grant will support the continued development of a faster and more accurate method of processing DNA evidence for rape prosecutions using PBI’s patented Pressure Cycling Technology (“PCT”) Platform.

Fall River gets $148K grant to update crime lab


Massachusetts
FALL RIVER — The Police Department’s Crime Scene unit office is being revamped following the receipt of a federal grant.