Daily Archives: August 5, 2016

Quest Diagnostics and AncestryDNA Collaborate to Expand Consumer DNA Testing

ancestry DNAMADISON, N.J., and LEHI, Utah, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, and AncestryDNA, the leader in family history and consumer genomics, are teaming up to help meet the rapidly growing consumer demand for genetic tests that provide insights into genetic ethnicity, origins and other factors. The new collaboration will allow AncestryDNA to scale its testing services and pave the way for new wellness offerings.

GBI confirms ten CODIS matches in warehoused rape kits

sexual assault kitsDEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – Some sexual assault victims could soon get justice.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms they have matched 10 of the state’s previously untested rape kits to profiles already in the Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS, which is the national DNA database.
Those kits were just some of the more than 2,000 turned over to the GBI in recent months. Last summer when it was discovered that evidence was sitting on agency shelves across the state because of confusion over testing policies.

Hillary murder trial on track for September, defense continues to challenge forensic evidence

new blue helixCANTON — The defense team for murder suspect Oral “Nick” Hillary has filed their final brief in an attempt to keep the only reported physical evidence against him from being used at trial.