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State crime lab braces for impact of new DNA profiling law

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Indiana lawmakers are expecting more criminal cases solved next year.<p>Starting in January, suspects arrested on probable cause …

Criminology

RapidHIT DNA helps Cumberland County

RapidHIT DNA helps Cumberland County investigators solve murder case<p>Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, now has the ability to solve crimes faster …

Crime

HISTORY CHANNEL - The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer

The M-Vac was used to collect DNA material in the recent investigation of the Zodiac murders. The second episode, aired November 21, 2017, features …

History Channel

The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer Full Episodes, Video More

Murder Mystery<p>A Timeline of the Zodiac Killer<p><b>The elusive killer was never found</b> READ NOW<p>MYSTERY<p>Could Any of These Men Have Been the Zodiac Killer?<p><b>Why</b> …

TV

Investigators, The M-Vac System Is No Longer The Question

There is a junction in the lifecycle of every product or service where its validity and usefulness is verified. Are we there with the M-Vac System? I …

Crime

Investigators, The M-Vac Is No Longer The Question

There is a junction in the lifecycle of every product or service where its validity and usefulness is verified. Are we there with the M-Vac System? I …

DNA Evidence Collected By M-Vac Helps Solve 40 Year Old Cold Case

On December 4th, 1977 Sharon Schollmeyers was a 16 year old girl living in an apartment in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Unfortunately, there was a …

Crime

Governor Signs Bills That Help Law Enforcement Build Cases

Governor Signs Bills That Help Law Enforcement Build Cases<p>Updated June 1, 2017 6:39 PM<p>Governor Eric Holcomb signs HEA 1406 that enhances sentencing …

Queens jogger's dad lauds LAPD for using controversial DNA test

The father of slain Queens jogger Karina Vetrano praises LA cops for using a controversial DNA test to arrest alleged killer of two women.

Crime

Ten years on, DNA on Coke can leads to arrest over $200,000 jewellery heist

A discarded can of Coca-Cola left behind from a low level break-in more than a decade ago helped Australian police catch the criminal behind a …

New Zealand News

This BSU prof got a grant to investigate wrongful convictions but cannot use it in Idaho

Convicts who believe they were wrongfully convicted of murder or forcible rape may benefit from a $630,000 federal grant to test DNA.<p>But none of the …

Justice

State forensic panel to fine tune familial DNA proposal

A special state subcommittee Friday will be fine tuning a proposal for New York State to use familial searching, an emerging DNA technique used to …

Long Island

FBI Validates STRmix for Use on Up to Five-Person Mixtures

The FBI has published its validation of STRmix™ for use on mixtures of up to five persons, as well as across a wide range of templates and mixture …

Incorporated

Africa: Italian Murder Case Wins the 2017 DNA Database Hit of the Year Award

[PR Newswire] Vienna -New international award brings attention to the value of using criminal offender DNA database to solve crime and bring closure …

DNA

China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region

BEIJING – China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely Muslim region that's been under a security crackdown, rights observers and independent experts said Tuesday.<p>Police in western China's Xinjiang region confirmed to The …

China

Advanced DNA science cracks rape case

The use of advanced DNA collection technology and an alleged rape in Lancaster in March led to the arrest of an Athens County man Monday, who is …

Crime

Utah 22-Year-Old's Cold-Case Murder Was Solved After a 'Miracle' Forensic Discovery

According to the <i>Deseret News</i>, customers at the gas station that morning described encountering an apparent station attendant around the time of …

CSI Baile Atha Cliath: Inside Ireland's first DNA database

"We've talked about DNA as if match/no match is the absolute, and once you get the DNA, you've got him bang to rights, a bit like the TV programmes," …

News (Ireland)

Idaho invention helping prove innocence

A revolutionary device that is changing the face of justice worldwide was invented in a tiny Idaho town.<p>On Your Side shared the story of Chris Tapp, …

After 20 years, Chris Tapp walks free – and he wants Angie Dodge’s killer not to

The fallout from a 20-year-old unsolved homicide leaves an Idaho woman struggling with the killing of her teenage daughter, the death of her …

Idaho Man Cleared on Rape, Resentenced in 1996 Murder, Released from Prison

Chris Tapp was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for the rape and murder of 18-year-old Angie Dodge, brutally slain in her Idaho Falls …

Crime

New forensics lab set to bring DNA analysis to international levels

Work on €60 million facility to begin later this year in Co Kildare<p>Wed, Apr 5, 2017, 19:57<p>The body in charge of analysing crime scene forensics has …

Forensics: Germany considers wider use of DNA evidence in criminal cases

The country may lift its ban on the analysis of gene-coding regions in DNA samples.<p>Behind closed doors this week, the German federal justice ministry …

DNA

Idaho man who didn't match DNA from killing is freed

By , Associated Press | Posted Mar 22nd, 2017 @ 5:32pm<p> 5 photos<p>0<p>BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man who experts say was coerced into a false murder …

The terrifying DNA discoveries that are making science-fiction fact

Imagine a world where parents can give birth to superbabies with bones so strong they’re impervious to a surgical drill and a heart less prone to …

Genetics

Poaching is one of the world's worst problems. | M-Vac Systems, Inc

Poaching is one of the world's worst problems. The M-Vac is an answer.<p>Poaching any animal is criminal and inhumane, but killing animals only for …

RIP Robert Kovack

DNA tests on human remains found near the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia confirmed that the remains belonged to Robert Leroy Kovack (24). …

Virginia Tech

Forensic science is in the middle of an upheaval. How will it change under Trump?

What’s next for forensic science under Attorney General Jeff Sessions?<p>NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — “If you see something bad happening, you need to say …

Donald Trump

Man Arrested after Police Use Mannequin to Lure Suspect in Homeless Killings

A hunt for the killer of two sleeping homeless men in Las Vegas led to an unusual attempted murder charge Tuesday and a legal debate about criminal …