Daily Archives: August 17, 2013

British cat DNA database helps convict killer

Popcorn DowneyFingerprints are not the only thing that killers can leave behind – add cat hair to that list.
A British university said Wednesday that its DNA database of British felines helped convict a man of manslaughter, illustrating how the genetic material of pets can be used by crime scene investigators.

DNA evidence now widely used for criminal probes

Microtube DNAThe number of DNA tests conducted by police in criminal investigations across the nation last year was about 267,000, or 87 times the number from a decade ago, according to the National Police Agency.

DNA Fails to Link ‘In Cold Blood’ Killers to Fla. Case

In Cold Blood(NEW YORK) — DNA evidence failed to link the notorious duo profiled in Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood to the 1959 slayings of a Florida family, ending authorities’ best hope for closing the cold case.

Nigeria: Why Nigeria Needs a National DNA Databank

DNA ImageThe need and importance of a national Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) databank for a rapidly growing nation like Nigeria cannot be overemphasized.
DNA databank has shown to be very useful in almost all spheres of life but particularly useful in the healthcare and security sectors.

DNA Analysts Will Rediscover Richard III, Explore the $1000 Genome and More

ISHIThe largest conference on DNA analysis for human identification, the 24th International Symposium on Human Identification provides an opportunity for DNA analysts, members of law enforcement and other DNA industry professionals to learn about emerging forensic DNA techniques from experts in the field. The symposium will be held October 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency, 235 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia.