Daily Archives: February 8, 2012

DNA profiling to tackle crimes yet to catch up

The Hindu
Violent crimes are on the rise. But the country, strangely enough, is way behind many developed nations in using DNA fingerprinting or profiling, the most effective forensic scientific tool in quickly bringing to book the culprits involved in such crimes.

Ancient cave girl genome could crack Man’s genetic puzzle

Nearly 500GB of data from the DNA of an ancient girl has been published for the first time. The genetic information – made available for wider analysis by intrigued boffins – was extracted from her finger bone and tooth, which were unearthed in the Denisova Cave in Siberia in 2008.