Grim Sleeper defense says DNA in some cases points to another suspect

by jeeg 15. December 2014 19:01
  Since Los Angeles police first announced that they had made an arrest in the hunt for the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, the case involving the slayings of more than 10 women has centered around DNA. Genetic evidence at the crime scenes helped investigators conclude they had a sing... [More]

US House holds hearing on Familial DNA searching

by jeeg 30. April 2012 19:34
On April 25,  the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on on H.R. 3361, the "Utilizing DNA Technology to Solve Cold Cases Act of 2011. The proposed legislation  instructs the FBI to: * Create a system whereby a state c... [More]

Potential for Incorrect Relationship Identification in New Forensic Familial Searching Techniques

by jeeg 14. February 2012 23:52
New research suggests that unrelated individuals may be mistakenly identified as genetic family members due to inaccurate genetic assumptions. This is particularly relevant when considering familial searching: a new technique which extends forensic identification to family members of ind... [More]
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