Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Rapid DNA Analysis Technology to be Presented at Boston-Area IEEE Homeland Security Conference

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Current DNA analysis methods require expert users in a controlled laboratory environment and take weeks to months to produce results. The ANDE system from NetBio would allow the generation of CODIS-quality DNA profiles by non-technical users in a field environment in less than 1.5 hours.

Teach SA’s police ‘to protect crime scene’

ALL officers in the South African Police Service (SAPS) should be trained in crime scene protection to promote more successful detective work, a top-level parliamentary report has recommended.
The report follows hearings of the police portfolio committee during which civil society, MPs and the SAPS discussed the parlous state of training in the detective service. It emerged that thousands of detectives had no training at all.

Jessica Ridgeway case update: Investigators collect about 500 DNA swabs in connection with murder


WESTMINSTER, Colo. – DNA samples have been collected from about 500 people as investigators continue to work through tips and evidence related to the murder of Jessica Ridgeway.