Daily Archives: April 5, 2019

Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski might have been a woman or intersex

Casimir Pulaski, hero of the Revolutionary War and pride of the Polish-American community, may need a new pronoun — he may have been a she, or even a they.
Researchers who used DNA to identify Pulaski’s bones are convinced the gallant Pole who died fighting for America’s freedom was either a biological woman who lived as a man, or potentially was intersex, meaning a person whose body doesn’t fit the standard definitions of male or female.

Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program – Formula

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for formula funding under the FY 2019 Paul Coverdell
Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing States with tools needed to meet the challenges of crime and justice.
Specifically, this program seeks to improve forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services, including services provided by laboratories operated by States and units of local
government.
Applications Due: June 4, 2019

A DNA testing site turned this woman from an only child to one of 30 siblings

ATLANTA –Shauna Harrison knows that every morning she could wake up to learn she has a new sibling.
In the past two years, she has already gone from living her life as an only child to discovering through a DNA testing service that she is one of 30 people that share the same biological father.

Governor Greg Abbott Appoints Four To Texas Forensic Science Commission

AUSTIN, TX (STL.News) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Patrick Buzzini, Ph.D. and reappointed Bruce Budowle, Ph.D., Nancy Downing, Ph.D., and Jasmine Drake, Ph.D. to the Texas Forensic Science Commission for terms set to expire on September 1, 2020. The commission provides oversight over Texas crime laboratories and other entities conducting forensic analyses for use in criminal proceedings and provides an accreditation mandate responsible for establishing procedures, policies, and practices to improve the quality of forensic analyses conducted in Texas.