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2014-03-19 23:25:25

Identigene DNA Paternity Test Brings Family Together—Both Parties ‘Thrilled’ About New Family Unit Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Identigene customer, LaTeasha Carter, understood the importance of having a father in her own childhood and wanted the same for her grandson. She identified the man she believed was her grandson’s father, becoming convinced after seeing his baby pictures on Facebook. An at-home DNA paternity test kit from Identigene later confirmed he was...

Polynesian Chickens May Have Flown The Coop, But They Didn't Make It To South America: Study
2014-03-19 11:07:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is commonly agreed in the scientific community that Polynesians expanded their culture throughout the South Pacific some 3,000 years ago and later arrived in places like Tahiti and Hawaii. But did the Polynesians make it all the way to South America? And if they did, did they beat Columbus? New evidence paints a pretty clear picture that Polynesians were in fact not the first to arrive in South America, and maybe never made the...

2014-03-11 23:23:38

In response to an Identigene survey indicating 1 in 5 American's question paternity, IDENTIGENE recently launched a newly redesigned resource center full of articles videos and tools to give those searching for paternity support, helpful information to make healthy decisions about paternity and paternity testing. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Identigene, one of the largest direct-to-consumer DNA paternity testing laboratories and maker of the IDENTIGENE Paternity Test...

2014-02-25 12:29:35

Model collaboration program initiated with Natasha's Justice Project and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office LORTON, Va., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of forensic DNA services, announced today sexual assault kits (rape kits) from the Alameda County rape kit backlog were shipped to Bode for DNA analysis under a multi-agency collaboration. This collaboration will serve as a model towards clearing the backlog of...

2014-02-25 08:30:58

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Medical (DDC), one of the world's largest DNA testing laboratories, announced today the signing of a license agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to commercialize mouse cell line authentication (M-CLA) using STR DNA technology. According to Hughes P. Marshall D, Reid Y, et al. 2007 BioTechniques 43.575-586, it has been shown that over a third of cell lines used for biomedical research are...

2014-02-21 23:24:04

Solving more sexual assault cases with improved DNA collection technology Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 M-Vac Systems today announced findings of a University of California(UC)-Davis study revealing the superior results from its unique DNA collection technology tested against legacy collection methods. Compared to traditional swabbing and cutting techniques to recover cellular material, the M-Vac System recovered more actionable, measureable DNA, or was able to cover a larger...

2014-02-17 04:21:47

DUBLIN, February 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r3km49/forensic) has announced the addition of the "Forensic Technologies Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r3km49/forensic ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Forensic technologies are used for the...

2014-02-13 23:28:03

JusticeTrax, Inc. adds LIMS-plus DNA to its suite of software applications designed for forensic science laboratories. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 JusticeTrax LIMS-plus DNA is a stand-alone DNA software application designed to reduce DNA backlogs by automating forensic sample processing for both forensic science casework and databanks. LIMS-plus DNA also automates the delivery of DNA profiles to local, state, and national databanks. Some of the benefits of using LIMS-plus DNA...

2014-02-11 08:40:59

Using DNA to Identify Missing Persons in the United States and Mexico LORTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of forensic DNA services, announced today a partnership with the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) to implement the "Combining Efforts to Identify the Missing: A United States/Mexico DNA Project." Through the collaborative efforts of CWAG, Bode and NamUs (National Missing and Unidentified Persons...

2014-02-11 08:31:04

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Medical, a division of DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) and one of the world's largest providers of STR DNA testing, supports the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Cell Line Authentication Initiative (CLAI), by offering free Human Cell Line Authentication and Mycoplasma Detection testing to the PCF's grant recipients. This initiative is improving the quality and efficacy of prostate cancer research supported by the Prostate Cancer...


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