Daily Archives: February 21, 2014

South Africa to Fight Crime With New DNA Law

…In a rare bright spot, a new law will expand a state DNA database used to fight crime by compelling police to take samples from convicted offenders as well as suspects in crimes ranging from homicide to theft, a major undertaking that will test the nation’s troubled police force…DNA 2

Authorities turn to mitochondrial DNA tests to identify 3/11 victims

MitoJapanese authorities who are still trying to identify the remains of victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami say they are having greater success testing mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) compared to conventional testing methods.