Daily Archives: June 20, 2014

Coming soon to a city near you!

Promega Tech TourJoin your colleagues at a workshop hosted by Promega on the forensics workflow and the challenges it brings. The half-day seminar will feature presentations by leaders in the forensic community, as well as updates on the latest technologies and products from Promega.
Learn about the newest tools designed to meet the new CODIS standards, for both casework and databasing efforts, including:

• PowerQuant™ System: A New Robust DNA Quantification System
• PowerPlex® Y23 System: Tales from a Casework Laboratory
• Maximizing Success with Challenging Samples
• Mixture Interpretation and Statistics
• DNA Backlog Reduction Strategies
• The Latest Advances in Forensic Technologies
The half-day seminar is free of charge to individuals working in forensics and paternity laboratories. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so be sure to register early!
To learn more or to register, go to www.promega.com/techtour2014.
Sincerely Yours,
The Promega Genetic Identity Team

Central Park Five settle with NYC for $40 million for wrongful conviction

Manhattan SkylineNEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) –Five men convicted of the 1989 rape of a Central Park jogger, a ruling that was later overturned, have settled with New York City for $40 million for their undeserved imprisonment.

Plan to build ‘CSI Elephant’ uses DNA forensics to track poachers

SataoThe shocking news that Satao, the much-loved African Elephant who lvied in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park, has been killed and butchered for his tusks highlights once again the terrible and unsustainable toll of poaching elephants for their ivory.

Alleged misconduct at Houston crime lab prompts review of 185 murder and other cases

Helix3HOUSTON — Test results of evidence used in scores of criminal cases in the Houston area, including in capital murder convictions, are being reviewed after the work of a DNA lab technician has come into question, according to Harris County prosecutors.

N.J. Senate committee OKs bill allowing DNA collection in minor crime convictions

DNA HelixPolice would be able to collect DNA from people convicted of minor crimes, a move that would greatly expanding the number of those required to provide samples, if a bill approved Thursday becomes law.

Skeleton Found At Rhode Island Construction Site Was Man Who Vanished In 1982

An advertising showing a skeleton for thA construction crew renovating a building on Prairie Avenue in south Providence last July found a human skeleton buried under a concrete basement floor at the bottom of what used to be an elevator shaft.