Daily Archives: July 3, 2014

Ancient Gene Aids Tibetans With High Altitude

TibetanTibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high altitude, a study suggests.

Calgary police chief presses case for DNA lab

Rick HansonCalgary’s police chief says an in-house DNA lab would cut down the turnaround time for results, allow investigators to use the technology for a wider range of crimes, and help identify perpetrators more quickly before they can commit further crimes.

Despite backlog , crime lab unlikely to get funding boost

NC Crime LabRaleigh, N.C. — Major backlogs in the State Crime Lab keep growing because of a shortage of DNA analysts and scientists who test blood in drunken driving cases, state Attorney General Roy Cooper has said, and the delays have caused some criminal charges to be dismissed.