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Experts call for proper DNA testing in sexual assault cases

first_imgNew Delhi: Experts on Wednesday called for a country-wide implementation of one-stop sexual assault examination, care, and research centres enabled with state-of-the-art DNA collection and testing facilities. In a symposium on the “Role of Forensic DNA Technology in Expediting Justice and Fighting Crime”, Sudhir K Gupta, the head of the Forensic Medicine department at AIIMS in New Delhi said that the lack of proper facilities at hospitals has a direct correlation with the quality of DNA evidence collected. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”About 80 to 90 percent of the time, results from DNA evidence are not conclusive because of errors in the collection and storage of vaginal swabs and semen samples,” Gupta added. Director of Delhi Forensic Sciences Laboratories, Deepa Verma, who was also on panel said that proper preservation of DNA evidence is crucial. She added that one-stop sexual assault examination, care, and research centres are a step in the right direction.last_img read more

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Well Juicery thanks Fire Dept

Well Juicery thanks Fire Dept It’s a freshly squeezed thank-you to the Calgary Fire Department. Zack Lister and Jeff Tumbach spent the day selling their cold press products from Well Juicery to support the Calgary Firefighter’s Burn Treatment Association.It comes after a fire nearly took hold of their building at 117 17th Avenue Saturday, March 7. “We did get very lucky, the firefighters were able to keep our building quite wet, flames didn’t spread, smoke damage was very minimal to the building, we kind of aired it out for a couple of days let it dry out. All things considered we got pretty lucky with the size of the fire.”The business partners say they’re grateful to emergency responders for what they do, and they wanted to show their appreciation. by News Staff Posted Mar 14, 2015 5:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more