forensic DNA testing

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

According to the AP, local police departments are creating their own DNA databases.

The Thermo Fisher subsidiary is not liable to Promega in the US for selling infringing forensic DNA kits in Europe, containing US-manufactured Taq polymerase.

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A familial DNA search closed a more than 40-year-old murder case, the Washington Post reports.

New York is weighing allowing familial DNA searches, according to the New York Times.

New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The New Orleans firm launched two products last week for DNA quantification and typing of forensics samples. 

In Genome Research this week: pangolin genome sequencing study, postmortem genetic screening of sudden unexplained death, and more.

Prosecutors seek to introduce evidence from low-template DNA analysis in a murder case in upstate New York, the New York Times reports.

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Patients who've learned their genetic risk of disease worry about healthcare law changes in the US, Kaiser Health News reports.

Hopkins' Geoffrey Ling discusses the promise of genomic vaccines at Scientific American.

In Nature this week: mitochondrial genome of extinct South American ungulate, and more.

Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.