Daily Archives: June 27, 2018

Why immigration groups said no to using DNA to reunite separated kids

For the more than 2,000 immigrant kids who were taken from their parents when they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the Trump administration’s new zero-tolerance immigration policy, it isn’t clear how difficult it will be to reunite them with their families now that the Trump administration has said that it wants to end its policy family separation.

Skeletons Of Executed Immigrants Found In Neolithic Mass Grave In Germany, Archaeologists Report

Forbes- Neolithic farming culture seven millennia ago may seem like a peaceful paleo society, but growing archaeological evidence, including a newly discovered mass grave of skeletons in Germany, has revealed the systematic execution of immigrants in this time period.

Using DNA and ancestry sites to solve crimes: Good police work or invasion of privacy?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – More than 25 years after Lancaster County elementary teacher Christy Mirack was brutally killed, an arrest has been made using DNA evidence and a genealogy site.
The same technology led to an arrest in a 30-year-old double murder case in Seattle and also helped police identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer cases.

We’ve discovered a way to recover DNA from fingerprints without destroying them

Fingerprints hold a lot more information than you might realise. They don’t just provide a pattern with which to identify people. They can also contain DNA. And as neither DNA nor fingerprints are infallible ways of working out who was at a location, combining both pieces of evidence could be vital for investigators.