Daily Archives: February 12, 2013

DNA bill ‘matter of justice’

GavelFRANKFORT — The Kentucky Senate unanimously passed a bill Monday that would allow those in prison to seek DNA testing to prove their innocence.

Walker proposes expanding DNA collection

dna-profilingMADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker wants to spend $6 million on expanding DNA collection efforts to include anyone arrested on a felony charge and anyone convicted of a crime, a move the Republican has argued will help police solve more crimes.

DNA Link’s Chip-Based Forensic Test Could Help ID Korean War Remains

unique strandA new array-based test could aid in identifying the remains of thousands of unknown soldiers from the Korean War.

DNA testing frees Texas convict

Justice and DNACORSICANA, Texas — A 58-year-old Texas man walked free yesterday after serving 28 years for a crime he didn’t commit — the repeated stabbing of a woman whose body was found on a dirt road in rural north Texas.

Tracing a Royal Y Chromosome

Skull identified by mitochondrial DNA as that of Richard IIIResearchers last week developed DNA evidence to help identify the remains of a skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, as those of Richard III, the last English king to die in battle, in 1485. But the researchers’ work is only half-done. They have made a strong but not conclusive link through the female line, and are now turning to the male side for corroboration.

A different take on Tut: Egyptian archaeologist shares theory on pharaoh’s lineage

TutankamenIn recent years, DNA analysis has shed light on the parents of Egypt’s most famous pharaoh, the boy king Tutankhamun, known to the world as King Tut. Genetic investigation identified his father as Akhenaten and his mother as Akhenaten’s sister, whose name was unknown.

Sorenson Forensics Helps New York’s Monroe County Forensics Laboratory Achieve 200 Percent Efficiency Increase

DNA EfficiencySorenson Forensics today announced that after teaching the principles of lean manufacturing and six sigma process improvements to New York’s Monroe County Crime Laboratory DNA Section in August and September 2012, the lab has improved efficiency by 200 percent.