Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

NDIS Approval of the Promega PowerPlex® Y23 System Enables More Usable Profiles in Less Time

Y23 ProductsMADISON, Wis. — The Promega PowerPlex® Y23 System is now approved for use in laboratories that generate DNA records for the National DNA Index System (NDIS). NDIS is the US national database containing over ten million offender profiles used to help authorities in solving criminal investigations nationwide.

Richard III project: DNA pioneer Leicester University led the way on identification

ApplebyLONDON — Leicester, the university that led the effort to identify the remains of English King Richard III, is an appropriate institution to carry out such a remarkable piece of DNA investigation. Its genetics department was the birthplace of “DNA fingerprinting” in 1984, when Professor Alec Jeffeys discovered how to identify people by amplifying tiny amounts of DNA from crime scenes.