Daily Archives: April 17, 2015

Can Specks of Dust Help Solve Crimes?

dust-microbes-pollenCall them the dust busters: Scientists are now able to take a sample of dust, sequence the DNA of its fungi and microbes and figure out where it came from, according to new research published in the journal PLOS ONE. The application might prove useful in solving crimes.

Man sentenced to 20 years in Ga. jewelry store burglary

DNA ProfilesMARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Cobb County prosecutors say a man who was linked to a $1.6 million jewelry store burglary because of DNA found on a plastic spoon has been sentenced to prison.