Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160.
Marvin Clark disappeared in about June 1920 on his way to the doctor. A man of age 62 or 63,...
Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area...
The team at Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), a division of the Scottish...
Heartbreak awaits the families of about 220 people still missing from the submerged ferry Sewol, or at least those whose relatives' bodies are ultimately recovered. Families who once dreamed of miraculous rescues now simply hope their loved ones' remains are recovered soon, before the ocean does much more damage.
NIJ is seeking applications from States and units of local government for funding under the Solving Cold Cases With DNA program to identify, review, and investigate Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Part 1 Violent Crime “cold cases” that have the potential to be solved using DNA analysis, and to locate and analyze the biological evidence associated with these cases.
The nationally known DNA lab at the University of North Texas has helped solve the mystery of what happened to two South Dakota high school girls who disappeared in late May 1971.
French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.
Archivist Mike Runge obtained permission from the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission recently to move forward with forensic DNA testing of an unmarked burial of skeletal human remains discovered in 2012.
A $92,000 "robot" will soon be part of the team at the Fort Worth police crime lab. The purchase should help the department expedite processing of DNA samples for the most violent of crimes, like sexual assaults and homicides.
The director of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, which examines evidence in criminal investigations for law enforcement agencies across the state, says he hopes lawmakers will increase funding for the lab this year to help clear the backlog of cases in need of DNA testing.
In 2010, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) hailed the arrest of Jimmie Spratt, who was charged with raping three women in New Orleans — in 1994. It took more than a decade after the crimes for law enforcement agencies to enter DNA evidence collected from rape kits into the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).
An American forensic lab announced Monday it has independently confirmed through DNA testing that the remains recovered from a German ossuary in France are indeed U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon, who was mistakenly buried with the enemy after World War II.
As far as crime laboratories go, it is not very impressive-looking. And it is not very big, with a permanent staff of just three forensic scientists and a few interns. But the work product that comes out of the Veterinarian Forensic Lab at UC Davis is important, and it has changed the way crimes are investigated and prosecuted worldwide.
The Maxwell® 16 LEV RNA FFPE Kit for RNA isolation from mammalian FFPE (formalin fixed paraffin embedded) tissue samples is designed to rapidly extract pure, high yield RNA from thin sections of FFPE tissue samples, with consistency and time saving provided by the automated Maxwell 16 instrument.
IntegenX Inc. has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system for the design, development, manufacture and distribution of automated DNA identification systems and is the first company in the rapid DNA market to achieve such a standard.
TrueAllele has publish a DNA validation study which showed that TrueAllele computer interpretation of DNA mixture evidence is sensitive, specific, precise, accurate and more informative than manual interpretation alternatives.
The world's longest-serving death row inmate was freed Thursday by a Japanese court which found investigators had likely fabricated evidence in the murder case that put the former pro boxer behind bars for nearly half a century.
MO BIO Laboratories' BiOstic® FFPE Tissue RNA Isolation Kit features a very efficient protocol which includes complete lysis and extraction of total RNA from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues without the use of toxic organic solvents.
DNA is the one thing that remains with a victim, and for that reason and others, it can be a powerful tool in combatting human trafficking.
A Jacksonville man is accused of organized fraud and grand theft after “touch DNA” linked him to an October 2013 crime, according to a Flagler County, Fla., sheriff’s spokesman.
GE Healthcare Life Sciences and NetBio have commenced an extensive developmental validation of DNAscan™ Rapid DNA Analysis™ System.
DNA can already tell us the sex and ancestry of unknown individuals, but now an international team of researchers is beginning to connect genetics with facial features, degrees of femininity and racial admixture.
IntegenX Inc. has met the FBI guidelines to upload directly to the NDIS system known arrestee and convicted offender DNA profiles, as well as casework known samples, generated with the RapidHIT System using Life Technologies GlobalFiler Express kits from Thermo Fisher Scientific.
DNA Quantification Kits Enable Precision-guided Forensic Analysis of Highly Compromised Human SamplesMarch 18, 2014 12:06 pm | Life Technologies | News | Comments
Forensic scientists can now more quickly assess the quantity and quality of human DNA in highly compromised and degraded casework samples and provide the critical information needed to drive informed decisions on subsequent steps in the analysis process, thanks to two new Life Technologies quantification solutions.
The goal of this project was to optimize and validate a multiplex assay based on nuclear DNA that can help identify unidentified human remains by predicting pigmentation traits.
This research aimed to develop two microfluidic components for the analysis of low copy number (LCN) DNA samples.
The woman allegedly raped last fall by an on-duty San Jose police officer is in the country illegally, sources said Wednesday, a revelation that looks certain to strain the already shaky trust between immigrant communities and local law enforcement.
A 28-year-old man bound over to stand trial on charges of killing an 18-month-old girl and three adults will learn if he could face the death penalty after his arraignment next month. The bindover for trial came soon after forensics experts linked a shotgun to the man.
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