UCO joins Eastern Kentucky University as the first two universities in the nation to receive accreditation for an undergraduate digital forensics program.- March 8, 2016 Face by DNA trace Identikits will soon be compiled, not from the unreliable memories of victims, but from the DNA left at crime scenes by the people who wronged them.

The Verge - Alessandra Potenza - March 25, 2016 Florida ready to tackle rape kit backlog New legislation signed Wednesday by Gov.

Rick Scott requires law enforcement agencies to submit rape kits for processing within 30 days.

Chicago Sun Times - Frank Main - March 27, 2016 Law Enforcement Investigators Demand Access To Private DNA Databases Two major companies that research family lineage for fees around $200 say that over the last two years, they have received law enforcement demands for individuals' genetic information stored in their DNA databases.

CBS SP bay Area - March 26, 2016 How do you recover DNA from a crime scene like Brussels?

Roanoke Times - Tiffany Stevens - March 23, 2016 Home Office unveils strategy to tackle UK forensics problems The UK Home Office has released a new forensic science strategy, which it says addresses some of the serious criticisms raised by the parliamentary science and technology committee last year.

Chemistry World - Emma Stoye - March 22, 2016 Forensic researchers set standards for X-ray identification of bodies Forensic researchers have for the first time established science-based standards for identifying human remains based on X-rays of an individual's spine, upper leg or the side of the skull. - NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY - March 22, 2016 Alfred State forensic science technology program now accredited The forensic science technology program at Alfred State has recently obtained full accreditation status from the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission, becoming one of only 20 accredited bachelor-level programs within the field nationwide, officials announced.

The Sumter Item - COLLEEN LONG - March 29, 2016 Houston, Harris County officials renew calls to merge crime labs All of the members of the Harris County Commissioners Court are renewing calls for the county to take over forensic work from the city lab, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said last week that he is interested in pursuing either a merger or further partnership with the county, in contrast to his predecessor.

Huston Chronicle - Mihir Zaveri and Rebecca Elliott - March 27, 2016 Illinois State Police swamped with DNA tests on rapes, murders The short-staffed Illinois State Police crime lab is grappling with a backlog of thousands of pending tests on biological evidence collected in rapes, murders and other crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

He's trained to handle stomach-turning circumstances, using biohazard bins and power tools to scrub a home of any physical trace of a tragedy.