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Video: More Than 40 Police Agencies to Get $79M to Test Rape Kits

The combined grants from the Manhattan DA and the U.S. Justice Department will provide funds to more than 40 law enforcement jurisdictions to pay for crime-lab processing of 70,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits, expediting a process that could help identify perpetrators of sex crimes.

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More Than 40 Police Agencies to Get $79M to Test Rape Kits

Vice President Joe Biden and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on Thursday announced they will devote a combined $79 million to combat the accumulation of untested sexual assault kits held by police agencies across the country. More Here.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

All Backlogged San Francisco Rape Kits to be Tested this Year

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr on Tuesday said the city’s entire backlog of old rape kits has been counted by hand and will be tested by the end of the year with money already in the department’s budget.

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

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.

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

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.

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