Forensics gone wrong: When DNA snares the innocent

Forensics gone wrong: When DNA snares the innocent | #TpromoCom #DNA #Forensics #Investigation | Its accuracy has made DNA evidence virtually unassailable. A landmark report published by the National Research Council in 2009 dismissed most forensics as unproven folk-wisdom but singled out DNA as the one forensic science worthy of the name. Yet in recent years Hampikian and other geneticists have begun to question the technology.

Thanks to a series of advances—including the polymerase chain reaction, which can multiply tiny amounts of DNA—it’s now possible to detect DNA at levels hundreds or even thousands of times lower than when DNA fingerprinting was developed in the 1980s. Investigators can even collect “touch DNA” from fingerprints on, say, a glass or a doorknob. A mere 25 or 30 cells will sometimes suffice.

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Scientists created an artificial neural network out of DNA

Scientists created an artificial neural network out of DNA | #TpromoCom #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #DNA #Science | A team of scientists at the California Institute of Technology have successfully created a DNA-based neural network capable of performing pattern recognition. http://ow.ly/wB3P30kPM46

Scientists created an artificial neural network out of DNA

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Applied DNA Secures 1-Year Contract Extension with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for DNA-marking with SigNature® DNA

Applied DNA Secures 1-Year Contract Extension with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for DNA-marking with SigNature® DNA | #TpromoCom #DNA #DLA #government |  Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.(NASDAQ: APDN; “Applied DNA”) today announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded the Company a one-year extension of its current contract through October 13, 2018. This agreement maintains consistent support of the DNA marking lab originally established December 2014 at DLA’s Land and Maritime facility in Columbus, OH. With a focus on Federal Supply Class 5962 microcircuits, Applied DNA provides DLA’s Electronic Product Test Center (PTC) with full support including creation of SigNature® DNA marks, related equipment and supplies, services and continuous improvement. To read the remainder of this news story, click here.

 

Extends Uninterrupted Support for FSC 5962 Microcircuits
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (November 20, 2017) – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.(NASDAQ: APDN; “Applied DNA”) today announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded the Company a one-year extension of its current contract through October 13, 2018. This agreement maintains consistent support of the DNA marking lab originally established December 2014 at DLA’s Land and Maritime facility in Columbus, OH. With a focus on Federal Supply Class 5962 microcircuits, Applied DNA provides DLA’s Electronic Product Test Center (PTC) with full support including creation of SigNature® DNA marks, related equipment and supplies, services and continuous improvement.
“My team and I are proud to be part of Land and Maritime’s strategic initiative to identify and manage supply-system risks with the use of innovative DNA technology that can be inserted into DLA acquisition programs to meet specific defense needs. To date, over 800,000 microcircuits have been DNA marked,” stated Janice Meraglia, vice president of Government and Military Programs at Applied DNA. “It is an honor to continue to work with the PTC team in Columbus to keep our Warfighters safe.”
About Applied DNA Sciences
Applied DNA is a provider of molecular technologies that enable supply chain security, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and DNA mass production for diagnostics and therapeutics.
We make life real and safe by providing innovative, molecular-based technology solutions and services that can help protect products, brands, entire supply chains, and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. The proprietary DNA-based “CertainT®” platform can be used to identify, tag, test, and track products, to help assure authenticity, origin, traceability, sustainability and quality of products.
SigNature® DNA describes the core technology ingredient that is at the heart of a family of uncopyable, security and authentication solutions such as SigNature®T and fiberTyping®, targeted towards textiles and apparel, BackTrac™ and DNAnet®, for anti-theft and loss prevention, and digitalDNA®, providing powerful track-and-trace. All provide a forensic chain of evidence, and can be used to prosecute perpetrators. Applied DNA Sciences is also engaged in the large-scale production of specific DNA sequences using the polymerase chain reaction.
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