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Rapid DNA System

From buccal (cheek) swabs to crime scene evidence, the the ANDE Rapid DNA system is designed to get results in less than two hours.

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Pennsylvania Police Crack Cold Case with DNA, Genetic Genealogy Database

Police in Pennsylvania have made an arrest in the 1992 rape and murder of Christy Mirack, an elementary school teacher in Lancaster.

DNA Left on Abandoned Bike Leads to Arrest in Florida Murder Case

Police in Miami Gardens (FL) say that DNA collected from a bicycle abandoned at a murder scene in March led to the arrest of 23-year-old David Jones.

Houston Forensic Science Center Outsources DNA Work to Tackle Backlog

The Houston Forensic Science Center will outsource most of its DNA work to a private laboratory for the next 10 months to play catch-up with a backlog of evidence.

New Tool Predicts Eye, Hair, and Skin Color From DNA Sample

The HIrisPlex-S DNA test system is capable of simultaneously predicting eye, hair, and skin color phenotypes from DNA. Users, such as law enforcement officials or anthropologists, can enter relevant data using a laboratory DNA analysis tool, and the webtool will predict the pigment profile of the DNA donor.

Suspect in Infamous Serial Rapes and Murders Captured After 40 Years of Investigation

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert and Sheriff Scott Jones said they relied on DNA evidence to arrest Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who lived for more than three decades on a quiet street in Citrus Heights.

Arizona Police Find Murder Suspect Using Familial DNA

Scottsdale, AZ, police arrested 42-year-old Ian L. Mitcham for the February 2015 murder of Scottsdale resident Allison Feldman. A familial DNA search ultimately led to his arrest Tuesday.

California Supreme Court Upholds Law Allowing DNA Collection Upon Arrest

The California Supreme Court decided 4-3 Monday that the state may continue to take DNA from people arrested for a felony crime.

Busting the Backlog

By establishing new policies for processing rape kit evidence and by adopting victim-centered investigation strategies, departments can close more sexual assault cases.

DNA Labs International Confirms Suspect in 13-Year-Old Sexual Battery Case

DNA Labs International was able to determine the probability of paternity for the suspect, allowing for a warrant for the man's arrest to be obtained for two counts of sexual battery on a mentally defective person.