Daily Archives: April 3, 2014

Congressman Asks FBI to Reduce Backlog of Untested Rape Kits

human idInformation provided by Office of Congressman Mike Honda—
During the March 26 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17) asked FBI Director James Comey to allow private labs to help process the backlog of rape kits that remain untested. The information learned in these tests is critical in identifying the assailants in these cases. It is estimated that as many as 500,000 rape kits across America are waiting to be tested.

DNA test reveals Charles Darwin had Crohn’s disease

DarwinIconic English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin suffered from Crohn’s disease, a new documentary has revealed.
Using some of his hairs 130 years after his death, Channel 4 looked into his DNA and discover why he struggled with a debilitating illness which affected his work on books, such as On the Origin of Species, which contributed to the theory of evolution.

Simbyakula urges speedy completion of DNA lab

ZambiaGOVERNMENT says it is concerned about the slow pace of setting up a DNA forensic laboratory at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
Speaking when he inspected progress on the project at UTH yesterday, Minister of Home Affairs Ngosa Simbyakula directed that work on the facility should be completed soon.

Texas DPS officials give local leaders peek at technology available to law enforcement at new headquarters

Texas DPS HeadquartersResources available at the Texas Department of Public Safety’s new Region 5 headquarters gives area law enforcement the upper hand in its fight against crime, said state and local officials at a Wednesday morning, April 2, opening ceremony at the new location.