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Archive for May 30, 2015

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fbi-notifies-crime-labs-of-errors-used-in-dna-match-calculations-since-1999/2015/05/29/f04234fc-0591-11e5-8bda-c7b4e9a8f7ac_story.html It will be interesting to see how this shakes out. “In a bulletin sent to crime labs, the FBI said the problem stemmed from “clerical mistakes in transcriptions of the genotypes and to limitations of the old technology and software.” I am not sure that the public will ever have access to this bulletin, […]

DNA From Pizza

DNA From Pizza

A suspect in the recent tragic DC quadruple homicide was identified through DNA left on a pizza crust.  In Los Angeles, the ‘Grim Sleeper’ case received a lot of attention after DNA obtained from pizza, napkins, and utensils used by the primary suspect was matched to evidence from several crime scenes. With today’s sensitive DNA […]

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