Daily Archives: June 13, 2014

NIST to Establish New Centers of Excellence for Work in Forensics, Disaster Resilience

Northridge EarthquakeOfficials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced plans to establish two new research Centers of Excellence to work with academia and industry on issues in forensic science and disaster resilience.
NIST plans to hold merit competitions to establish the centers, tentatively planned to be funded at up to $4 million a year for five years.

Saginaw veteran hopes DNA holds key to World War 2 mystery

Jim CetroneSAGINAW, MI — Saginaw resident Tony Cetrone’s brother went missing in action on an island battlefield in World War II.
He never expected to get a telephone call 70 years later asking if he was the brother of Private Peter Cetrone.

Attorney General’s office announces $3M in funding to help test rape kits

sexual assault kitsLANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Thursday that $3 million has been budgeted by the state legislature to help fund sexual assault prosecutions.
Specifically, the money will be going toward “the ongoing effort to DNA test thousands of unprocessed sexual assault evidence kits.”