Daily Archives: January 21, 2019

Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: The DNA ‘Magic Box’

BENSALEM, Pa. — They call it the “magic box.” Its trick is speedy, nearly automated processing of DNA.
“It’s groundbreaking to have it in the police department,” said Detective Glenn Vandegrift of the Bensalem Police Department. “If we can do it, any department in the country can do it.”

Uhuru backs law change to start listing of Kenyans’ DNA

The government is now free to collect data on Kenyans’ DNA and physical location of their homes including satellite details during registration of persons.

DNA tool allows you to trace your ancient ancestry

Scientists at the University of Sheffield studying ancient DNA have created a tool allowing them to more accurately identify ancient Eurasian populations, which can be used to test an individual’s similarity to ancient people who once roamed the earth.

Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test

Chief geneticist at a popular ancestry company admits it’s ‘kind of a science and an art’

Lab-on-a-chip helps search for human DNA at crime scenes

Thanks to the work carried out by University of Twente Ph.D. candidate Brigitte Bruijns, crime scenes can now be inspected on the spot for the presence of human DNA. In her Ph.D. thesis, she describes a lab-on-a-chip that rapidly indicates whether a trace discovered at a crime scene contains human DNA and, thus, whether it should be examined in the laboratory.

DNA results in two hours at a jail? Measure supported by Tulsa County would prepare for new tech

OKLAHOMA CITY — Pending legislation would allow jails to use a relatively new DNA testing method that can deliver results in under two hours, helping law enforcement solve crimes faster.

Columbus man convicted of 1976 rape and murder is granted a new trial after lack of DNA evidence

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – After more than 4 decades behind bars, a Columbus man convicted of raping and murdering a soldier’s wife, may now be given a new trial. This comes after a local Judge ruled that new testing found his DNA was not present on key pieces of evidence.