Daily Archives: March 15, 2016

Forensic Science Center again achieves national accreditation of its forensic DNA testing laboratories

Marshall UnivHUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Forensic Science Center’s accreditation of its forensic DNA laboratories has been renewed for four years.
The Forensic Science Center’s DNA laboratory has once again demonstrated technical competence through ANAB (formerly ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/FQS) meeting the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as well as the FBI’s Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic Testing and for DNA Databasing. The Forensic Science Center has been accredited since 2001 and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 compliant since 2003.

Ancient DNA from Spain’s ‘pit of bones’ could reveal the origin of Neanderthals

Neanderthals1New analysis of DNA from a collection of bones found in Spain – the oldest human DNA of its kind ever studied – could help write the history of early humankind.

DNA swabs and portable morgues: on-call for disasters with Kenyon International

mass idsasterBracknell, ENGLAND, March 14 (Reuters) – Boxes of DNA swabs, walkie talkies, portable morgue tables and medical gloves fill the shelves at the warehouse from which UK-based Kenyon International rushes to respond to disasters from plane crashes to earthquakes.
It’s not appealing work, admits CEO and part-owner Robert Jensen, a former U.S. army mortuary affairs specialist.