Daily Archives: September 1, 2013

Cuts to forensic resources could hurt Iowa crime investigations

DNA Helix StructureThe Midwest Forensics Resource Center, based in Ames, lost directed federal funding in 2010 and is running out of money to offer training, casework assistance and research for public crime labs, director David Baldwin said.

Human bones found in dig at notorious Dozier reform school in Florida

DozierMARIANNA, Fla. – Teams of searchers recovered human bones from the sands of Florida Panhandle woodlands on Saturday in a “boot hill” graveyard where juveniles who disappeared from a notorious reform school more than a half-century ago are believed to have been secretly buried.

UC Davis lab takes CSI to the next level by helping police catch killers through pet DNA

Blue Helix2A leader in this expanding frontier in crime-fighting is right in our backyard. The forensic unit at UC Davis’ veterinary genetics lab is the only one accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, and is called upon by police across the country and sometimes the ocean.

Backlog of DNA samples wait for testing

GREENSBORO — The city approved a contract in January to send DNA samples to a Burlington laboratory to help solve burglaries and car break-ins.Microtube DNA
The lab hasn’t tested a single batch.