Daily Archives: August 5, 2014

Lebanon sends delegation to test DNA of Air Algerie crash victims

AH5017 crash siteThe Lebanese delegation sent to Mali to investigate the crash of the Air Algerie flight arrived back in Beirut Sunday, saying that efforts to transport the victim’s remains and test DNA samples were far from over.

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

Korean War Soldier’s Remains To Return Home

war-vetPITTSBURGH (KDKA) – His family had given up hope, but thanks to DNA technology, the remains of a serviceman who died 63 years ago in the Korean War will finally be coming home.
It will happen Tuesday at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Smart Glass being Invented by Corning could Analyze DNA

DNA imageRecently, Corning Incorporated, together with Polytechnique Montreal, is developing a type of smart glass mainly used as the touchscreen of the smartphone, which can detect people’s physical condition and can even analyze the user’s DNA through reading the spit on the surface of the smart glass. Besides, this smart glass can also detect the composition of the atmosphere.