Daily Archives: March 31, 2016

Cast your vote for the panel discussion at ISHI 27

ISHI 2016 Banner The International Symposium on Human Identification is the best place to learn about the latest trends in forensic science, network with others in the field and share your own expertise by presenting an oral or poster presentation. Oral abstracts are due June 1, 2016 and poster abstracts are due July 15, 2016.
Help shape this year’s program by casting your vote for the topic of the panel discussion. Topics under consideration are:
• Reducing the sexual assault backlog: challenges, successes and key learnings
• Local DNA databases: their use, effectiveness and legal considerations
• Post-conviction testing: best practices
• Other
Visit www.ishinews.com to cast your vote, submit an abstract or register for the symposium.

Bone by Bone, A Forensic Puzzle Leads to Korean War Homecomings

Harold IveyA small team of scientists in Hawaii is cracking one of the hardest cases in the history of forensic science, one bone at time, from a huge, scrambled collection.
The remains belong to hundreds of American troops lost during the Korean War.

23andMe Says it Has Turned Down Government’s Requests to Review DNA Evidence

DNA HelixThe feds may not be after the Apple iPhone anymore, but they are still asking tech companies for evidence. And that evidence might include your DNA.
The FBI has asked Bay Area genetic testing company 23andMe to look at DNA tests people have sent in. And, like Apple, 23andMe said it has turned the government down.

Relic of Beheaded Medieval Swedish King Might Be Authentic

Saint ErikThe skull and crown of Saint Erik. On April 23, 2014, the medieval reliquary containing the saint’s bones was opened at a ceremony in Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden.

Dubai Police Forensic Science building inaugurated

Gen Dept of For Sci DubaiDubai: Dubai Police’s new state-of-the-art headquarters of the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology was inaugurated on Wednesday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

DNA Diagnostics Center Names Connie Hallquist President and Chief Executive Officer

DNA Helix1FAIRFIELD, Ohio, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC, or the Company), one of the world’s largest providers of private DNA testing services, has named Connie Hallquist as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective immediately.