Daily Archives: August 10, 2015

Senate chairman demands action on rape kits

DNA LabIn the wake of a USA TODAY Media Network investigation, the chairman of a key U.S Senate committee is demanding that the Justice Department answer questions and provide records about its efforts to reduce the nation’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits.

New DNA test will make New Jersey debut in murder case

Touch DNAHACKENSACK, N.J. – (AP) — The trial of a Wood-Ridge man accused of beating a woman to death and setting her body on fire will mark the first time that a jury in New Jersey will consider evidence in a murder case based on a “next generation” test that can analyze the DNA from just a few cells of biological material.