As a forensic DNA lab professional, you face the challenge of doing more with less while upholding strict scientific and legal standards. We get it. I'd like to welcome you to the first edition of DNA Dispatch. We plan to share information and tools focused on productivity and accountability to help you and your lab be as effective as possible.
We don't want this to be one way. I invite you to use the links to the left to share your thoughts and feedback with us.
President and Chief Operating Officer
STaCS DNA Inc.
- Is your DNA lab ready for growth?
- Maximizing productivity in
DNA labs: Four critical factors
It's worth the five-minute investment! We'll be posting new videos regularly.
Did You Know?
Selects STaCS-CW Enterprise™ for its mitochondrial DNA laboratory
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has selected STaCS DNA software for managing sample processing in its Mitochondrial DNA Unit (mtDNAU). STaCS DNA is the only provider of DNA sample processing software to the FBI, as the company's software has previously been selected for its Nuclear DNA Unit (nDNAU) as well as for its Federal DNA Database unit (FDDU).
What Do You Think?
We want to understand the challenges and opportunities facing your lab. We are planning a brief survey and would love your input. Look for an invitation to participate in early February.
Come see us at:
American Academy of Forensic Science Annual Meeting (AAFS)
February 17-22, 2014
This week we exhibited at:
Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening
January 18-22, 2014
San Diego, CA
In the News: North America
In the News: International
Hundreds of rape allegations dismissed by police will be examined by law experts in a new Scotland Yard bid to catch more offenders and encourage victims to come forward.
Articles of Interest
RapidDNA Technology to Revolutionize
- Evidence Technology Magazine
The latest advance in DNA testing will revolutionize how arrestees are screened during the booking process.
Employee Rivalry: Deal with It! 5 Tips
for Managing Dueling Staffers - Lab Manager Magazine
Child Psychiatrist David Levy introduced the term "sibling rivalry" in 1941. Self-explanatory in its terminology, the concept of sibling rivalry is easy to grasp. The mechanism of employee rivalry works essentially the same way, with the employees in a competitive relationship, striving for greater approval from their employer or manager.
Leading in Crisis: The Four Traps
of Decision Making - Lab Manager Magazine
Leadership in crisis is ultimately about decision making. Other critical steps, such as recognizing and isolating the crisis prepare you to make decisions, while the deployment of resources are based on the decisions made by the leader.