Posted on 25th February 2015 by DNA Legal
For over 10 years, a team of scientific researchers from the University of Oxford have been studying the genetic makeup of more than 4,500 volunteers. It’s all part of the ambitious People of the British Isles (PoBI) project, and the results could help shape the future health of the nation.
Who do we think we are?
In 2004, Professor Sir Walter Bodmer and his team set about the task of exploring potential genetic differences between regions... Read More
Posted on 18th February 2015 by DNA Legal
In December 2014, a group of law students and lecturers from the University of Cardiff successfully overturned the murder conviction of Dwaine George, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment following the death of Daniel Dale in 2001. During the original trial, the jury determined that tiny particles of gunshot residue found on George’s jacket were enough to prove his guilt, but the Manchester teenager always maintained his innocence.... Read More
Posted on 11th February 2015 by DNA Legal
Posted under: Interviews
PD Dr Burkhard Rolf is Head of DNA Services here at DNA Legal, leading a highly-skilled and dedicated team of forensic scientists at our world-leading laboratory. His wealth of experience ensures that we continue to pioneer the most advanced testing in the world, guaranteeing the highest levels of accuracy for all cases.
Here, he reveals how his love of the science has led to exciting new discoveries.
What did you study, and why did you... Read More
Posted on 28th January 2015 by DNA Legal
A quick Internet search reveals a plethora of DNA testing firms, each offering a wide range of services that vary in price. However, some laboratories are more reputable than others, so it’s important to do some research before booking.
We’re often contacted by clients who have received inconclusive results from other providers, and we’re then called upon to carry out a definitive test. As such, we know all the warning signs, so make sure you... Read More
Posted on 21st January 2015 by DNA Legal
Every year, numerous criminal cases are re-opened due to evidence offered by DNA testing, leading to convictions or exonerations of long past crimes. The chances of other suspects featuring the same DNA profile are quoted as ‘billions to one’, making it an accurate way of proving that an individual was present and (often) involved in the crime.
Of course, DNA evidence hasn’t always been present as a traditional form of police investigation,... Read More