Daily Archives: January 19, 2017

Virginia bill seeks study on DNA databank expansion

dna-profile-blueALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — A new bill sponsored by Delegate David Toscano and backed by Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding is asking for a study on the effectiveness of increasing the number of misdemeanor crimes that require DNA collection.
“It’s just overwhelming, the lives it saves, the potential rape victims it’s saving. It’s in the hundreds and hundreds, and I just can’t let it go,” said Harding, who was a driving force behind the creation of Virginia’s DNA databank in the 1990s.

Rapid Processing of Swabs from Casework Samples Using Casework Direct Kit, Custom

 This application note describes the protocol for generation of Casework Direct Reagent lysate from casework samples. The resulting lysate is compatible with downstream applications such as human DNA quantification and STR profile generation.