Daily Archives: November 24, 2012

NEC is working on a suitcase-sized DNA analyzer

NEC is working on a suitcase-sized DNA analyzer, which it says will be able to process samples at the scene of a crime or disaster in as little as 25 minutes.
The company said it aims to launch the device globally in 2014, and sell it for around 10 million yen, or US$120,000. It will output samples that can be quickly matched via the growing number of DNA databases worldwide.

Uzbekistan To Create National DNA Database

MOSCOW, November 23 (RIA Novosti) – Uzbekistan will create a national DNA database to help track and fight crime, a spokesperson for the country’s Legislative Chamber told RIA Novosti Friday.

King County sheriff to close cold-case unit

SEATTLE — The King County Sheriff’s Office is closing its cold-case unit at the end of the year, despite some notable successes, because the squad has run out of money.