Daily Archives: September 8, 2014

FBI, DNA evidence presented in child-abduction case

DNA Helix 2A week before she was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, Christina Regusters didn’t seem too nervous or upset, an FBI agent testified during her trial yesterday.
On the contrary, Regusters joked a little, appeared immature at times and said some things that stood out, recalled FBI Special Agent Thomas Scanzano, who interviewed her Feb. 8, 2013.

The godfather of DNA fingerprints: How Alec Jeffreys revolutionized solving crime

Alec JeffriesThe dream of every scientist is to experience a once-in-a-lifetime “eureka moment”. For Professor Alec Jeffreys that remarkable time arrived on September 10, 1984, in his laboratory at Leicester University.
While studying the DNA of three people he realised that there were enormous differences between each sample. It was a breakthrough which would revolutionise crime-fighting.

How DNA fingerprint left its mark on justice

RNA AnalysisHENRY McCollum spent almost 30 years on death row for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl before his conviction was over-turned.

DNA testing reportedly reveals identity of Jack the Ripper

Jack the RipperA self-described “armchair detective” and a Finnish molecular biologist have claimed to have discovered the identity of the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper, who brutally murdered at least five prostitutes in the East End of London in the autumn of 1888.