Daily Archives: August 7, 2015

5 missing identified through DNA test

Earthquake KatmanduKATHMANDU, AUG 06 – Nepal Police has confirmed the death of five foreigners reported missing in the Great Earthquake based on DNA verification.
The Central Police Forensic Science Laboratory (CPFSL) had conducted DNA profiling of the severed body parts recovered from various parts of the country and cross-matched the details with the DNA reports of the missing foreigners sent by Interpol.

New forensics laboratory on campus nearly complete

KC forensics labA state-of-the-art forensic laboratory is being constructed on Washburn University’s campus by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation that will provide a 100,000 square foot facility to students and faculty.

Ancestral humans had more DNA

DNA DiversityAncestral humans carried 40.7 million more DNA base pairs than people do today, researchers report online August 6 in Science. That’s enough DNA to build a small chromosome, says study coauthor Evan Eichler, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Washington in Seattle.