Daily Archives: January 26, 2014

Federal grant will create database of DNA

DNA Image1Georgia prosecutors, the GBI and an unusual ally, the Georgia Innocence Project, hope a $424,000 federal grant will help solve some old cases as well as exonerate some people who were wrongly convicted.

F.B.I. Audit of Database That Indexes DNA Finds Errors in Profiles

DNA Strands2The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in a review of a national DNA database, has identified nearly 170 profiles that probably contain errors, some the result of handwriting mistakes or interpretation errors by lab technicians, while New York State authorities have turned up mistakes in DNA profiles in New York’s database.