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RapidHit DNA Profile Identifies Dangerous UK Sex Offender While Suspect in Custody

August 24, 2015
The RapidHit System from Integenx delivered a stunning arrest in the United Kingdom last week. A suspect was arrested for a minor crime and swabbed for a DNA reference sample while in custody. His DNA profile was generated in less than two hours using the RapidHit System and the suspect's profile immediately matched with a DNA profile recovered from a serious sexual assault case. The suspect pleaded guilty while still in custody.

Parabon Announces New Snapshot Forensic Art Service

August 19, 2015
Parabon NanoLabs Inc. (Parabon) announced a new suite of forensic art capabilities to complement the company's Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service, a forensics offering that can interrogate an evidentiary DNA sample and produce an accurate composite image of the source.

Rapid DNA Results Uploaded for First Time to UK's National DNA Database

August 14, 2015
Integenx has announced that a second major national database, The National DNA Database (NDNAD), has had forensic DNA profiles uploaded from the RapidHit System. The NDNAD was established in the United Kingdom in 1995. Currently, more than five million forensic DNA profiles have been uploaded into NDNAD.

Parabon's Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service Reveals New Clues in 27-Year-Old Cold Case

July 22, 2015
Working with the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Police Department, Parabon generated a composite image from DNA linked to the unsolved murder of April Tinsley.

DNA Ties Escaped Killers to Cabin

June 22, 2015
An army of law enforcement officers descended on a wooded area 30 miles west of Dannemora, N.Y., Sunday after police confirmed that DNA evidence removed from a hunting camp a day earlier was linked to two murderers on the lam who escaped from prison.

DNA Left on Pizza Reveals Suspect in Home Invasion Murder of D.C. Family

May 21, 2015
The break in the case occurred after police matched Wint to DNA on the crust of a pizza found in the home, according to law enforcement officials with knowledge of the investigation.

Prosecutors Criticize D.C. Crime Lab’s Handling of Some DNA Evidence

March 6, 2015
D.C. prosecutors have stopped sending DNA evidence to the city’s new state-of-the-art crime lab after they said they discovered errors in the way analysts determined whether a sample can be linked to a suspect or a victim.

Analyzing DNA Blueprints

February 27, 2015

Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot does much more than reveal an unknown subject's hair color and eye color. It can also be used to determine a subject's ancestry in detail.

DNA Technology Cracks 1981 Cold Case in Minnesota

February 3, 2015
Law enforcement officials are still not sure how the body of 17-year-old Carolyn Lee Andrew ended up in a shallow grave in Duluth's Twin Ponds in 1981. But thanks to DNA technology, nearly 34 years later, authorities believe they've finally determined the identity of her killer.

FBI Updates DNA Quality Assurance Standards to Now Include Rapid DNA Analysis

January 17, 2015
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has updated its DNA databasing standards to include an Addendum to the Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Databasing Laboratories performing Rapid DNA analysis and Modified Rapid DNA Analysis Using a Rapid DNA Instrument.

Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service

October 17, 2014
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Video: Rapid DNA Technology to be Tested in Fla. Court

March 4, 2014
Capt. Diana Blackledge said detectives identified a suspect, but felt they didn't have enough evidence to convict him in court, that is, until they employed a "portable DNA lab in a box."

Rapid DNA Technology to be Tested in Fla. Court

March 4, 2014

Capt. Diana Blackledge said detectives identified a suspect, but felt they didn't have enough evidence to convict him in court, that is, until they employed a "portable DNA lab in a box." Read Full Story Here.

Speeding Up DNA Analysis

February 6, 2014

New rapid DNA profiling technologies are emerging to help address agencies' challenges. One system, for example, automates DNA profiling from a simple cheek swab, generating results in about 90 minutes.

New Iowa Law to Require DNA Samples from Misdemeanants

January 28, 2014
Beginning July 1, offenders convicted of most aggravated misdemeanors in Iowa's courts will be required to submit a DNA sample. Current law requires felony convicts as well as sexually violent predators and sex offenders to submit DNA samples.

Lawsuit Charges LAPD Detective with Ignoring Cold Case Evidence

October 31, 2013
A veteran cold case detective ignored a key piece of evidence in an unsolved slaying, delaying for several years the eventual discovery that Stephanie Lazarus, a Los Angeles police officer, was guilty of the killing, according to allegations in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Phoenix Detectives Close Cold Murder Case

October 28, 2013
Fingernail clippings taken from a murder victim in 1982 helped Phoenix police make an arrest in the killing last week, after tests confirmed that DNA found under the victim’s nails matched that of a convicted sex offender.

Arizona DPS Testing 'Rapid DNA' Tech

August 26, 2013
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has begun testing "rapid DNA" technology that delivers a DNA profile in less than two hours. The state's DPS crime lab has been testing the Integenx Rapidhit 200 system.

Open Wide and Say, "Ahhh"

August 5, 2013

Under what circumstances would the Fourth Amendment allow routine collection of DNA samples upon arrest and booking? A recent Supreme Court decision addressed this issue.

SCOTUS Allows DNA Swabs During Arrests

June 3, 2013
The 5-4 ruling came in Maryland v. King, where a convicted rapist had argued his Fourth Amendment privacy rights were violated when police used DNA to connect him to an earlier crime.
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