Daily Archives: July 12, 2012

Promega New PowerPlex(R) Y23 STR System Reveals More Y-STR Loci in Half the Time

Wall Street Journal Market Watch
MADISON, Wis., Jul 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Promega Corporation announces the newest addition to the PowerPlex(R) STR Systems family, the PowerPlex(R) Y23 System–a rapid human identification Y-Short Tandem Repeat (Y-STR) assay for forensic casework, offender databasing and relationship testing. Thermal cycling time is cut roughly in half, and the system detects substantially more Y-STR loci than current systems.

DNA match in NYC killing from lab worker


Fox News
A puzzling DNA match that appeared to link the 2004 killing of a New York City drama student and evidence collected this year from a protest affiliated with Occupy Wall Street was instead the result of a lab worker who handled both cases, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.

Police chief considers private DNA lab

North Carolina
GREENSBORO — Funding to add a DNA unit to the local SBI crime lab fell through at the state legislature, and police Chief Ken Miller said Wednesday that he’d like to use a private lab to speed test times.