Daily Archives: April 7, 2016

Va. attorney general says DNA evidence exonerates convicted murdere

DNA and justiceVirginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) on Wednesday asked the state supreme court to declare a former sailor innocent in the 1982 rape of a Newport News woman and murder of her husband, saying DNA evidence proved he wasn’t the perpetrator.
Herring said new forensic tests showed that Keith Allen Harward, who has spent 33 years in prison, could not have been the person who broke into the couple’s home and committed the brutal attacks.

FBI Grants NDIS Approval to NetBio DNA Analysis System

Rapid DNANEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NetBio announced today that its DNAscan rapid DNA analysis system has received National DNA Index System (NDIS) approval from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Promega Tech Tour 2016: Preview of a Fascinating DNA Crime Story

2016 Tech TourThat is the prevailing question I’m asked when someone learns of my occupation as Deputy Sheriff Criminalist for the Contra Costa County (CA) Office of the Sheriff. Alas, my life is not quite so glamorous. It actually often entails entering formulas into an excel spreadsheet while being placed on hold as I order some pipette tips.
But, why does it have to be that way?

Mixed-race adoptees seek to reunite families through DNA bank

DNA RenderingSEOUL, April 7 (Yonhap) — An American non-profit organization has started to build a DNA database to help reconnect Korean adoptees with their birth families, but the task remains a daunting one as few people in Korea have heard about it, organization officials said Thursday.