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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. 
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February 2016

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February 22-27, 2016
Las Vegas, NV 

In the News: North America 
Idaho committee unanimously backs rape kit legislation
Idaho lawmakers are supporting a bill that would create a statewide system of collecting and tracking the physical evidence in sexual assault investigations.

Oklahoma House kills mandatory DNA testing of accused felons
The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation that would require persons arrested on a felony charge to submit their DNA.

Scientists use infrared laser heat in nanopore sensing to study DNA
Researches formulate a method for improved forensic DNA workflows to gain much faster and precise identification.

Three scientists objected after discovering that crime lab staff were using outdated DNA evidence tests to get more convictions.

Ohio crime lab to test 10,000th formerly shelved rape kit
Forensic analysts at a beefed-up state DNA lab will test the 10,000th sexual assault kit submitted as part of the statewide initiative.

Pared down bill would limit law enforcement DNA sample collection in PA
The state House has scaled back a measure that aims to redefine how law enforcement could use DNA samples in Pennsylvania.

Virginia law enforcement agencies to submit untested DNA kits
VA has plans to test thousands of sexual assault evidence and physical evidence recovery kits.

Bevin's budget to address Kentucky's backlog of untested rape kits
$4.5 million in state funding allocated to address the state's backlog of untested rape kits.
In the News - International

Ireland: Suspect now linked to two crimes thanks to new DNA database
An arrested suspect has now been linked to two crimes in different parts of the country thanks to Ireland's new DNA database.

Japan: Investigators' abuse of DNA testing
Both police and prosecutors need to review their handling of evidence to ensure fairness in investigations.

Guyana: Samples from murders sent away for DNA testing
Testing for samples from several murders will be processed in Trinidad and Tobago.
Articles of Interest

Bill Cosby might have changed the way police investigate rape
Since the entertainer's highly public downfall, people in America's biggest cities began reporting more rapes, especially rapes from the past.

Six myths of employee engagement
A major disruption to employee engagement is the adverse impact of the unhappiness epidemic across many companies.

Why your employees aren't performing and what you can do about it
For starters, you must come to terms with the five core reasons some members of your team aren't performing to your standard.