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The campaign warns it will collect cigarette butts, coffee cups, and other sources of DNA – and could use the genetic material found on it to construct a face of whoever didn’t throw away their trash, making them the literal poster-child for the campaign.
Following revelations the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent innocent people to prison using flawed hair forensics, Massachusetts is launching its own review of cases to see if state crime lab technicians made similar errors.
Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified that hair on her nightgown was similar to hair on Odom's head. But DNA testing some 30 years later affirmed what Odom long had maintained: The hair wasn't his.
It’s a typical summer day in southwest Louisiana. The air is spongy with heat as alligators sun themselves lazily along the lakes and bayous of Lake Charles. But, the city was a frightening place to be a woman from late 2002 through the summer of 2003. Five bodies had been found raped, murdered and dumped in the swamps between Lafayette and Baton Rouge.
Athens-Clarke County and Cobb County police departments recently uncovered hundreds of rape kits that hadn't been sent to a crime lab for processing. ACCPD found 159 untested kits dating back to 1993, while Cobb police identified 365 untested kits dating back to the 1970's.
With federal money now available to tackle the backlog, the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Sheriff's office are applying for a share to help fund more detectives, a prosecutor and crime lab workers to get the untested kits finally processed.
Rapid DNA testing reached a new milestone, with the Arizona DPS becoming the first accredited lab to upload DNA profiles using the quicker system to the National DNA Index System, the national database run by the FBI.
Just days before his resignation last week, Dr. Max Houck appeared stalwart and refined welcoming a small group of crime-lab enthusiasts for what would probably be the last tour he ever hosted as director of the Consolidated Forensic Laboratory in Washington D.C.
A man has been convicted in the cold case murder of a 16-year-old girl that happened nearly 20 years ago on the South Side. Steven Dixon, 40, of Wisconsin was convicted Friday of the murder of 16-year-old Tiffany Lindsay, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
To make matters worse, when victims go to a hospital for a forensic medical exam, the numbers show it's more than likely that evidence will sit on a police shelf and never be sent to a crime lab.
Clinics and wards in the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center are typically filled with patients, nurses and various staff members moving purposefully from room to room providing patient care. There was a different scene, however, April 17, 2015, on the third floor of Building 134, as patients and staff were replaced with actors and a video crew.
Washington, D.C. may have to pay as much as $1 million to an outside laboratory to test DNA evidence after two audits found that the city’s own testing procedures were inadequate, two city officials have said.
This study’s goal was to integrate Akonni’s Biosystems, Inc.’s patented sample preparation (TruTip), thermocyling, and gel drop microarray (TruArray) technologies for the typing of SNPs in forensic applications. An Akonni integrated system would aid in rapidly apprehending a perpetrator or identifying a victim.
Police forces across the UK are testing technology that allows officers to analyse DNA samples in custody suites, amid fears that civil liberties could be infringed and evidence compromised.
One of the national organizations that governs DNA laboratories has ordered Washington D.C.'s new crime lab to immediately suspend all DNA case work after concluding that the lab’s procedures are “insufficient and inadequate.”
The FBI announced last week that serious errors were made when it analyzed hair samples from crime scenes, potentially affecting the outcome of thousands of cases. Now four states are going to audit cases that involved experts trained in the flawed method, according to officials.
Although the new software was not used in any cases involving the suspended employees, the agency said it is providing pertinent information to ensure legal obligations are upheld in cases involving the suspended employees.
The roles of the DNA analysts at the Greenville lab in South Carolina are not as glamorous as the fictional characters seen on television, but the analysts are instrumental in solving crimes in the Upstate ranging from burglaries to sexual assaults to homicides.
Scientists will compare any DNA found on the bed sheet to future tests of blood samples from verified Lincoln artifacts, which would determine, once and for all, if the bed sheet was present at one of the most seminal moments in American history.
Researchers have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United States based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample. The primary goal of the research was to develop a new forensic biology tool for law enforcement or archeologists.
On Dec. 7, 1941, the USS Oklahoma was hit with numerous torpedoes and bombs during Japan’s fierce and shocking bombardment of Pearl Harbor, killing some 429 service members. The Pentagon has now decided to exhume unidentified remains held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, do DNA testing, and return any identified remains to families that want them.
Jurors found Hernandez guilty of first degree murder for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors presented condemning crime scene evidence to the jury, including DNA from a joint and shell casings found at the scene.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Senator Mark Warner toured the department Monday, as they highlighted the 10,000th cold hit linking a DNA profile in the data bank with evidence from a criminal case.
Two state police supervisors were suspended in February, and 10 other scientists have been taken off casework as the investigation widens.
Nicknamed the “Altamura Man,” the bones were calcified into the walls of the cave after the ancient man slipped and fell into a well approximately 200,000 years ago.
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