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Parabon Announces Snapshot Facial Reconstruction Service

Parabon NanoLabs' new Snapshot Facial Reconstruction Service produces accurate antemortem composite images of deceased persons from skeletonized remains. The service combines two complementary methods of estimating appearance from skeletal evidence: DNA phenotyping and forensic facial reconstruction.

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DNA Labs International Signs Laura Burgess Marketing for Public Relations and Marketing

DNA Labs International, a specialist in forensic casework for law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and government forensic labs, announced today that Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) will be providing public relations and marketing services to extend the brand across all channels.

Parabon Receives National Geographic Grant for Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Project

Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon) announced today receipt of a grant from the National Geographic Society Expeditions Council to fund a blind evaluation study of the company's Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service.

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.

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.

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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.

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