News tagged with dna database

DNA software for international detective work

Interpol is going to use software based on research by Radboud University Nijmegen and marketed by spin-off company SMART Research BV. The program, called Bonaparte, is able to identify people from their ...

Nov 08, 2013
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Nanotechnology-enhanced DNA analysis

European researchers enhanced the selectivity of state-of-the-art genetic sequencing methods using nanotechnology. Immediate application in detection of strains of Salmonella and Staphylococcus should facilitate ...

Aug 10, 2012
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Keeping the green in putting greens

When a patch of unwanted grass discolors a putting green, it can cause headaches for golf course managers and for the sod farmers who supply them. But a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has ...

Jun 22, 2012
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Google strikes deal to preserve DNA data online

Concerned that the federal government might not keep funding the world's largest free database of genetic data, Google Inc. has forged a deal with a Mountain View, Calif., startup to keep the information online - and free ...

Oct 27, 2011
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Nepal scientists to 'poo-print' tigers

Scientists in Nepal are to build up the world's first national DNA database of the endangered Bengal tiger by collecting and recording a unique genetic fingerprint from each adult's faeces.

Oct 21, 2011
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Addressing the DNA Backlog

(PhysOrg.com) -- Valerie Neumann was drugged and raped in 2006, but the DNA her attacker left behind is still untested. Her case is not unusual.

Jul 13, 2010
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DNA pioneer appeals for cuts to criminal database

(AP) -- Like so many great discoveries, it was an accident. British scientist Alec Jeffreys realized 25 years ago Thursday that individuals have "DNA fingerprints," unique patterns of genetic material that ...

Sep 10, 2009
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Britain to remove some DNA profiles from database

(AP) -- Britain said Thursday it will set up a system to remove details about the DNA of innocent people from its nationwide registry of genetic information - but it could take up to 12 years for some of that information ...

May 07, 2009
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