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STACS DNA delivers the only sample tracking and lab management software designed specifically for forensic DNA labs. Since 2000, we've helped DNA database and casework labs dramatically increase capacity, prevent errors, cut costs, improve data quality and meet accreditation standards, without hiring additional staff. The FBI, RCMP, U.S. Army and DNA labs of all sizes rely on STACS DNA. 
Why are we called STACS DNA?
"Sample Tracking and Control Software" for DNA Labs" ... 
What we do is in our name!

September 2015

How Do You Track Samples in Your DNA Lab? 
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In the News: North America 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's crime lab has been testing rape kits since 2011 and the prosecutor's team has handled more than 1,800 investigations resulting in hundreds of indictments and more than 100 convictions.

More than 56,000 rape kits are to be tested through this initiative.
Texas prosecutors left a meeting Friday without the precise roadmap they were looking for when it comes to navigating the more conservative DNA standards used by crime labs in Texas and nationwide.

A new state bill going into effect today expands the state's CODIS DNA database.
The bill would allow police to collect the DNA of people arrested for felonies during booking, calling the genetic material a crucial tool to help solve - and prevent - violent crime.

An Indiana legislative study panel has heard testimony from a national advocate for DNA sampling who is urging them to expand testing to any person arrested for a felony.
Metro and several other agencies are teaming up to find funding.
Two bills filed in state legislature to deal with rape-kit backlog in Florida
Both bills attempt to prevent this kind of backlog.

Arkansas State Crime Lab is set to receive $97,121 to go towards testing an estimated 1,513 kits.

The GBI will get nearly two million dollars to eliminate a backlog of untested rape kits.

The Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratories have received a $1.9 million grant for DNA testing on backlogged sexual assault kits.

Nevada Attorney General's office will pledge $3.68 million in funding to eliminate Nevada's backlog of untested rape kits.
Virginia has received a $1.4 million grant to conduct DNA testing and analyze more than 2,000 untested Physical Evidence Recovery Kits (PERKs) associated with sexual assaults in Virginia.

Researchers to test feasibility of microbial cells as crime scene evidence
The DOJ awarded more than $637,942 to help researchers investigate the potential of using microbial cells as DNA evidence at crime scenes.

A new partnership is helping to reduce the number of untested sexual assault kits housed in evidence storage rooms and provide leads for solving crimes.

The award is bestowed on individuals for leadership in solving and preventing crime by supporting legislation to expand the use of forensic DNA technology.
In the News - International

UK: Forensic review of sexual assault cases ordered after poor practice concerns
Spending on forensic exams shrunk by 20m over last two years, study reveals.

China: National database to open for bringing abducted children home
A database to help abducted children find their birth parents will go live in September.
Articles of Interest

Can DNA testing determine age? - via Forensic Magazine
Now, for the first time, age is being determined from blood and tooth samples - and European police agencies are already clamoring to use it.

The art of networking - via Lab Manager Magazine
Networking is critical to keep you connected to the people and resources you need to excel in your career and find new opportunities.