Daily Archives: May 15, 2015

Will Philly End Its Rape Kit Backlog?

end-the-backlog-map-940x540Red states, blue states and Congress are all making it a priority. In Philadelphia… it’s complicated.

Japan to use database, expanded DNA tests to speed identification of war dead

Japanese SoldiersThe government will soon create a database of DNA information gleaned from the remains of about 7,000 Japanese who died during and after World War II, in a bid to accelerate work to identify them and return their remains to their families. The new system will be able to handle a wide range of inquiries from bereaved families, and relatives in some cases will be asked to provide DNA samples to help find a match.