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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. 
Why are we called STACS DNA?
"Sample Tracking and Control Software for DNA Labs" ... 
What we do is in our name!

April 2016

SAK tracking software from STACS DNA fully meets NIJ's FY 2016 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence-Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting Program (SAFE-ITR) 

Applications Due: May 31, 2016

The SAFE-ITR grant funds the implementation of an evidence management program to inventory, track, and report untested and unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs). From the time an evidence SAK is collected to the time it leaves the laboratory and the case receives final disposition in court, the status and location of the SAK must be known.
STACS DNA's new Track-Kit  software meets all SAFE-ITR requirements for tracking and reporting. Track-Kit tracks SAKs from collection to reporting, to keep all stakeholders informed at all times throughout the process. It's proven and ready today for state-, county- or city-wide deployment.
Click here or call 1-877-774-7822 
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In the News: North America 

1,819 previously untested sexual assault kits in the 82 counties outside of Wayne County are being shipped to forensic laboratories for testing using funds acquired from the state and grants.

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.

Idaho: Rape kit testing bill signed into law
The new law will mandate all law enforcement agencies track the number of sexual assault evidence kits collected and report the number of kits that go untested. The bill does not mandate all kits be tested.

North Carolina: Case is first before appellate courts involving "touch DNA"
Legal scholars hoped the judges would rule on the credibility of "touch DNA" but it didn't happen.

New law ensures that physical evidence in sexual assaults is properly retained and tested.

Washington: Thousands of untested rape kits - and a possible solution
Washington state is the first to pass legislation to set up a tracking system for rape kits.

Three cold cases, including two in Tacoma, show importance of DNA tracking.

Two prosecutors to investigate claims of innocence in certain cases.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is the first crime lab in South Carolina to acquire the new, wet-vacuum based forensic DNA collection method.

New law gives law enforcement the authority to conduct DNA testing on persons charged with felony, misdemeanor sexual assault and violent crimes - before conviction.
In the News - International

Forensics helped Brussels officials identify an attacker.

55% of people on database had never been convicted of an offence.

Ireland's forensic science chief has warned of the risk of "very large expense and untold reputational damage" from the collapse of a court case due to contamination of DNA samples caused by poor laboratory conditions

Central African Republic government has disclosed that claims of human rights abuse prompted the United Nation's consideration for peacekeeping court martials and DNA testing.

The Royal Malaysian Police's Forensic Laboratory will collaborate with Inter-Asean Police to set up a forensic database on cross-border crime.
Articles of Interest

A new study indicates that ancestry information and potential phenotyping data is in CODIS, amid the billions upon billions of DNA variables.

Tony Nguyen, Deputy Sheriff Criminalist for the Contra Costa County (CA) Office, shares his story of the role he played in the case against a serial killer.

Reading that influenced a career in DNA forensics at NIST.