Daily Archives: November 15, 2012

‘It’s not like CSI’: The science of the search for Richard III

DNA testing, environmental sampling and radiocarbon dating are some of the tests being undertaken to determine whether the skeleton found in Leicester was once Richard III – and there are also plans to do a facial reconstruction.

Republika Srpska to form criminal DNA database

A proposed law in Republika Srpska (RS), which stipulates the interior ministry can form a DNA database for criminals, is raising hopes the authorities will fight crime more efficiently.

‘New’ DNA technology sheds light on cold cases

Unsolved murders are increasingly being given a second look as investigators realise a simple technique can turn tiny DNA samples into usable evidence