Daily Archives: July 11, 2012

Promega Webinar: PowerPlex(R) Y23 Discriminating Power in Stringent Endogamous and Consanguineous Situations

The present study aims at establishing the Y-STR allele and haplotype frequencies and at evaluating the discrimination power of Y-STR haplotypes using the AmpF/STR® Y-Filer® kit and the novel PowerPlex® Y23.
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012
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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EST: US) Register

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All Promega webinars are free, though you will be asked to register to attend.

Justice Dept., FBI to review use of forensic evidence in thousands of cases

Washington Post
The Justice Department and the FBI have launched a review of thousands of criminal cases to determine whether any defendants were wrongly convicted or deserve a new trial because of flawed forensic evidence, officials said Tuesday.

Native Americans migrated to the New World in three waves, Harvard-led DNA analysis shows

An exhaustive study of DNA taken from dozens of Native American groups that span from Canada to the tip of South America is helping to settle a question that has long divided scientists: When people arrived in the Americas more than 15,000 years ago, the Harvard-led research shows, they came in successive waves, not all at once.

DNA links Occupy protest scene to 2004 murder

Investigators have connected DNA evidence from the scene of Sarah Fox’s murder in Inwood Hill Park eight years ago to DNA collected at the scene of an Occupy Wall Street subway station vandalism in March.

Bosnian Lab Looks for Missing People Via DNA

The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) signed on Tuesday a contract with a famous Bosnian genetics lab for identifying missing persons from the East Mediterranean island country.