Daily Archives: September 14, 2015

Skeleton DNA analysis to shed light on medieval lifestyles and bone disease at Norton Priory in Runcorn

Turi KingThis month Dr Turi King, lecturer in genetics and archaeology at the University Of Leicester, and Dr Rob Layfield, associate professor in biochemistry at the University Of Nottingham medical school, visited the monastic heritage site to take samples from the remains.

District Attorney Vance Awards $38 Million In Grants To Help 32 Jurisdictions In 20 States Test Backlogged Rape Kits

blue helix2Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the award of approximately $38 million in grants to 32 jurisdictions in 20 states across the United States to eliminate backlogs of untested sexual assault evidence kits, or “rape kits.” The two-year awards, ranging in amount from approximately $97,000 to $2 million, will help test an estimated 56,475 rape kits, generating DNA evidence that will help solve cases across the country.