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November 2015

STACS DNA Software Selected by Oakland County Sheriff's Office for New DNA Lab 
STACS-CW Enterprise a key part of new fully-automated forensic biology laboratory
Oakland County Sheriff's Office has selected STACS-CW Enterprise for its new state-of-the art DNA laboratory.

"I've always been a big fan of STACS," said Dorothy Catella, DNA Biology Lab Supervisor and Technical Lead at the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, located northwest of Detroit, Michigan. In 2005, when she was the DNA Technical Leader at the Michigan State Police's CODIS Unit, Dorothy selected and implemented STACS-DB software. This previous experience as a STACS DNA customer made the decision to implement STACS-CW software at the new Oakland County lab much easier.

"We are very excited to have STACS technology at the Sheriff's Office," said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. "This is another key component to our Forensic Laboratory that will make us a top-notch facility in the state of Michigan."

The new biology lab is an expansion of the existing forensics lab which performs firearms, latent prints, drug chemistry and toxicology testing. Once operational, the fully-automated DNA lab will allow Oakland County to process samples locally rather than sending them to Michigan State Police. The lab is seeking international accreditation and is expected to begin operations in the spring of 2016.

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In the News: North America 

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In the News - International

Ireland: National DNA database for criminals is launched
The national DNA database will keep genetic samples for all criminals who receive a sentence of five years or more.

Japan: New technologies, improved practices may boost number of criminal retrials 
But many hurdles remain on the road to change.

Britain: Police face deluge of foreign DNA requests if UK joins EU crime database, says report 
Foreign police forces could send a 'high volume' of demands.

Canada: Rape kits inaccessible 
Hurdles in the justice system for sexual assault victims need to be removed.

India: Scientist calls for DNA database
The Human DNA Profiling Bill was proposed eight years back and has not been introduced in Parliament.
Articles of Interest

Genomics: The Future of Forensic DNA Profiling
Genomic profiling is going to change the game.

Not guilty probably
Crime labs need new tools to interpret DNA evidence. 

Forensic DNA evidence is not infallible
As DNA analysis techniques become more sensitive, we must be careful to reassess the probabilities of error.

New study says your DNA can show up at a crime scene even if you were never there
It's a scary game changer for the way forensic evidence is processed and used in a courtroom.

Not all DNA evidence is equally valuable or trustworthy.

What is a mixed sample and how should you interpret it?

DNA from bodies with no database match can tell us a great deal.

DNA by the numbers - via Forensic Magazine
Locations of usable DNA based on 24,446 crime scene samples.

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