Daily Archives: September 6, 2012

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Developmental Validation of the PowerPlex® Y23 System: A Single Multiplex Y-STR Analysis System for Casework and Database Samples

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012
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DNA Ties Suspect to Attack on Senior Citizen

A man is in custody after DNA evidence tied him to a February attack on an 84-year-old woman, Prince George’s County Police announced Thursday.
Police say the victim laid on the floor of her Suitland home for more than a day before a neighbor saw her door open and called police.

8,000 men asked to give DNA in murder case

ZWAAGWESTEINDE, Netherlands, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Officials in the Netherlands said Thursday that some 8,000 men have been asked to hand over DNA samples to solve the 1999 slaying of a 16-year-old girl.

Uganda DNA lab hit by lack of reagents

The national analytical laboratory in Uganda has been forced to suspend DNA testing because of a lack of reagents, according to The Observer.
Uganda has been carrying out DNA testing since 2007, and in just five years, 1,747 tests have been carried out, 784 of which are for proof of paternity and 963 for police investigations. The laboratory is also carrying out testing where human remains cannot be identified, and are working in close collaboration with the Administrator General.

Bode Technology debuts rapid DNA service

The firm’s rapid DNA service delivers DNA analysis and profiles from evidential samples within 90 minutes, which provides quick response to critical investigations. The service also enables the utilization of DNA as a biometric application for determining the identity of detainees at captious screening points.

KFC killers asking for new DNA test

HENDERSON — Despite new motions calling for the retesting of DNA in the infamous Kentucky Fried Chicken murder case in Kilgore, Rusk County District Attorney Micheal Jimerson said he feels confident about the convictions of the two Tyler cousins.