Daily Archives: July 24, 2018

DNA leads Victoria police to reopen 34-year-old cold case

Detective Melissa Rendon with the Victoria Police Department talks about coming across this photo of Linda Singh. Cold case detective Rendon and her partner, Amy Grothe, have reopened the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Linda Singh and have now classified it as a homicide. Singh’s remains were recently identified in Harris County. Singh went missing in April 1984.

Sorting Out the Prickly Topic of Genealogical Searching

While genetic genealogy isn’t a new technology, the recent successes that genealogical searching has had in solving close cases and giving names to those who were previously unidentified has brought it to the forefront of the media.
But what is genealogical searching, and should there be limitations to when and how it’s used? If you’re looking to learn more about genealogical searching, you need to be at ISHI 29. With an expert-led panel discussion, a presentation from the DNA Doe Project, a talk on how commercial DNA companies have opened doors for those who are donor conceived, the latest technologies in the exhibit hall, and focused topic lunches facilitated by those doing the work, you’ll leave the conference with a greater understanding of the power of genealogical searching.
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Thousands of women seek their roots decades after being sold in boy-preferring rural China

An increasing number of these girls, mostly adopted in the late 1970s and early 1980s, are starting to explore their identity now. In a recent “family-seeking” activity held in Gutian county, Fujian Province early in July, many women gathered and registered their information and left blood samples for DNA tracking.