Daily Archives: June 19, 2015

DNA From Ancient Skeleton Shows Ties to Native Americans

kennerwickmanNEW YORK — An ancient skeleton found nearly 20 years ago in a river in Washington is related to Native Americans, says a DNA study that could help resolve a long-running dispute over its ancestry and custody.

Building the face of a criminal from DNA

Westons ImageryThe face of a killer constructed from DNA left at the scene of a crime: it sounds like science fiction. But revealing the face of a criminal based on their genes may be closer than we think.
Today scientists are using genetic markers from DNA to build up a picture of an offender’s face, a process known as molecular photo fitting.

FBI’s Plans for the Use of Rapid DNA Technology in CODIS

DOJ FBI ImageStatement Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
Washington, D.C. from Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director, Science and Technology Branch
Federal Bureau of Investigation

“Good morning Chairman Sensenbrenner, Ranking Member Jackson Lee, and members of the subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to provide an update on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) efforts relating to Rapid DNA to increase the speed and effectiveness of the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and the National DNA Index System (NDIS)…”