Daily Archives: February 7, 2014

French thief’s DNA identified after he kissed victim on cheek

DNA4PARIS, Feb. 7 (UPI) — A French man admitted to a jewelry theft in Paris after DNA evidence from a kiss on a woman’s cheek singled him out as the thief, police said.

Bill to build new Pueblo CBI lab clears House Finance Committee

Touch DNA TestingDENVER – Pueblo’s sub-standard forensic lab run by the Bureau of Investigation would get a new $11 million facility under a bill proposed Thursday by Rep. Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo.

Cause of deadliest plagues in history discovered

Bacteria-Blue(NaturalNews) The two deadliest plagues in the world – the Black Death and the Justinian Plague – wiped out a great deal of Europe’s population. A new study shows that they were caused by two different strains of the same bacterium. With funding from a variety of sources from the United States, Australia and Canada, researchers analyzed DNA from people who were victims of those plagues to reach that conclusion.

Rapid DNA Tests: New Crime Fighter?

DNA imageLt. Pat Ledwith is Sarasota, Florida’s commander of criminal investigations. He says quicker DNA testing could make a big difference.
“Currently we have to send it off to a lab, either a state lab or private lab,”Ledwith explains.
Most cases of criminal DNA testing can take anywhere from a week to a month.
“If they come up with a process that expedites this testing, it could really help us solve crimes quickly, especially when we have no suspects in cases,” Lepwith adds.