Daily Archives: September 2, 2014

Making the world ‘a better and safer place’

Bode Lab Photos -smA California resident was declared a free man after DNA testing by private forensics experts at Bode Technology proved that he had been wrongly convicted of sexual assault. Bode received the victim’s clothing for DNA testing from the California Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal clinic. The DNA profile matched another man who resembled the accused and lived near the crime scene.

COPAN Group Announces the Untimely Death of Its Beloved CEO and General Manager, Daniele Triva

TrivaBRESCIA, Italy, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — COPAN Group announces with great sadness that, on July 30th, 2014, its beloved, charismatic and eclectic leader, Daniele Triva passed away at his home in Italy, after a seven-month battle with Esophageal Gastric cancer. Daniele was 54 years old and leaves behind his wife and four children, his sister and family and a legacy of technological innovation in the field of pre-analytics.

This girl was born from three biological parents

alanaAlana Saarinen is one of just a handful of people in the world who have DNA from three people, thanks to a new infertility treatment that could soon be available in the UK.

US Advances in Identifying Korean War Vets’ Remains

Joint POW MIA Command membersWASHINGTON— The process of identifying American remains from the Korean War has picked up speed. Out of the 208 boxes of U.S. remains that Pyongyang handed over to Washington in the early 1990s, a total of 49 were identified in the last three years.

National DNA database helps crack cold cases

Helix3For more than a decade after he broke into a Toledo home, raped and hogtied a woman who’d been asleep in her bed, Aaron Lamont Beamon got away with the violent crime.
It would take time and the nation’s massive database of DNA samples to catch up with Beamon.
Now 39, he is to be sentenced Sept. 9 in Lucas County Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty in June to rape, kidnapping, burglary, and robbery in connection with the Oct. 15, 2001, attack on the 21-year-old victim.

DNA evidence could exonerate two in North Carolina death row case

Helix4Two North Carolina men who have been behind bars for 30 years, one of them on death row, will go before a judge on Tuesday morning to present new DNA evidence of their innocence of the murder and rape for which they were convicted as teenagers in 1984.