Daily Archives: August 23, 2012

Forensic investigation needs more science

Nature Magazine
A group that has used DNA evidence to free nearly 300 wrongly convicted people from prison reached out to scientists this week, asking chemists to engage with forensic science. Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, an organization based in New York that investigates potential wrongful convictions, asked researchers at the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to do more to improve the troubled field of forensic science.

FBI Brings CODIS Software to Mauritius


Aug 22, 2012 (JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS/ContentWorks via COMTEX) — FBI Brings CODIS Software to Mauritius Washington, D.C. August 22, 2012 FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691 Today, the FBI announced plans to share the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) technology with our law enforcement partners in Mauritius. The initiative demonstrates and reaffirms the FBI’s commitment to assist international law enforcement agencies in combating violent crime.

Research and Markets: Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pmbk5w/advanced_topics_in) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology’s new report “Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Typing: Methodology” to their offering.

Who’s your daddy? DNA clinic gives answers, sparks concerns

(Reuters) – A mobile DNA testing facility that looks more like a motor home than a medical clinic is raising questions about the ramifications of quick and easy tests to determine paternity and other biological connections