Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Sheriff’s Office moving to new headquarters

SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office will turn in the keys to the last of six buildings they are leasing this week and complete their move into a $17 million campus at 6010 Cattleridge Boulevard.

Georgia breaks 6,000 criminal offender DNA matches

The GBI manages Georgia’s CODIS database of convicted felons and felony probationers, which has 347,145 DNA profiles, of which 324,864 are offender and/or probationer profiles.

Could DNA taken from one of the Zodiac Killer’s victims finally reveal the identity?

Investigators are now planning to use DNA found at one of the Zodiac Killer’s suspected crime scenes to reveal the murderer’s true face.

Wyomingites raise money to help wrongfully convicted man

Legislation that would have provided restitution to wrongfully convicted people has been proposed in Wyoming but has never become law. A 2014 version of the legislation would have provided up to $500,000 to people who were wrongfully incarcerated and then exonerated through DNA evidence. The legislature’s two chambers failed to come to a consensus in that year’s budget session.

Virginia crime commission backs expansion of DNA databank, does not vote on decriminalization of marijuana possession

If it becomes law, the DNA-related legislation could add a half-dozen or more misdemeanors — including assault and battery, domestic assault, petit larceny, trespassing and destruction of property, obstruction of justice and shoplifting — to the list of crimes that require a DNA sample from a convicted offender.

Iggbo and DNA Diagnostics Center Announce Partnership to Make DNA Testing More Convenient and Efficient

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Iggbo, a modern care coordination platform, and DNA Diagnostics Center® (DDC®), one of the world’s largest private DNA testing companies, have announced a strategic partnership to empower consumers with valuable information contained in their own DNA. Since 1995, DDC has handled over 10 million DNA samples from 168 countries, offering tests for paternity, immigration, and other family relationships; ancestry; health and beauty; forensics, and genetic traits of animals. Leveraging Iggbo’s technology, DDC can now digitally dispatch specimen collection specialists to a patient’s home, a physician’s office, or to Iggbo’s network of care locations around the country.