Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

Dubai Police to open $100m CSI-style crime labs

Dubai+policeDubai Police has unveiled plans for a $100m forensic science and criminology laboratory which provide high-tech DNA, toxicology, firearms, document and fingerprint testing and will be the first of its kind in the region, the WAM news agency announced on Tuesday.

Rape Kit Backlog Report Tracks Complex Path

DNA techThe former federal prosecutor investigating the city’s untested rape kit backlog says clearing the backlog will mean more than an investment in testing the rape kits for DNA.

Cybergenetics TrueAllele Validated on Virginia DNA Mixture Cases

Human ID1PITTSBURGH, PA. — Biological evidence is often a DNA mixture of two or more people. Forensic laboratories apply thresholds that simplify DNA data, which can reduce match statistics or discard evidence.
But sophisticated computing better preserves identification information, as shown in a recent study, “TrueAllele Casework on Virginia DNA mixture evidence: computer and manual interpretation in 72 reported criminal cases.” This fifth TrueAllele validation article was viewed a thousand times in one month at the open-access PLoS ONE journal website.