Daily Archives: August 26, 2014

Learn from the experts at ISHI 25

ISHI ArizonaExplore timely issues in forensic DNA during workshops at this year’s ISHI.
Topics to be explored include:
• Ancestry and genealogy testing
• Interpretation of complex DNA mixtures
• Advances in next-generation sequencing
• New probabilistic software; what it is and how it works
• Complex relationship statistics
• Incorporating new autosomal and Y loci in the lab
• Working with biological evidence
See the complete workshop listing and view the general session symposium agenda at : www.ishinews.com

The Kennewick Man Finally Freed to Share His Secrets

kennewick manHe’s the most important human skeleton ever found in North America—and here, for the first time, is his story

California Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Timely Reports of Evidence For Unanalyzed Rape Kits

sexual assault kits(Reuters) – Amid ongoing efforts to address a backlog of unanalyzed rape kits that go untested throughout the country, California lawmakers passed a bill on Friday requiring law enforcement to process the evidence within a certain time frame.
The bill next goes for a procedural approval in the state Assembly next week before heading to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. Brown vetoed a pilot program in 2011 that would have required certain counties to process their backlogged rape kits.