Daily Archives: September 12, 2013

NYC Council votes to require data on DNA lab techs .

CourtNEW YORK — The New York City medical examiners’ office would have to release data on training, protocols and proficiency testing for workers in its DNA evidence laboratory under newly passed legislation.

New Grant To Aid Sheriff’s Department In DNA Crime Analysis

blue purple helixSeptember 12, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – A new, $379,379 federal grant will help the County Sheriff’s Department expedite its DNA crime analysis.

DNA Identification After Conflict or Disaster

Bangladeshi relativesOver the last 30 years, DNA profiling has been used to identify human remains that are so badly damaged, comingled, or decayed that they might otherwise have been lost to history (1). Despite growing recognition of the importance of forensic identification to promote the welfare and rights of survivors of large-scale conflict or natural disaster, access to it is often piecemeal and ad hoc.

Katie’s Law Results in New Mexico’s 500th DNA Match

Helix6ANTA FE ─ Jayann Sepich and Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that Katie’s Law has led to the 500th match of DNA data to a criminal case in New Mexico.