Daily Archives: February 12, 2013
MADISON, 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.
CORSICANA, 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.
Researchers 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.
In 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
Sorenson 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.