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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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"Sample Tracking and Control Software" for DNA Labs" ... 
What we do is in our name!

April 2017

Grant for Sexual Assault Kit Tracking & Reporting

STACS DNA has solutions to help you meet grant requirements today. And we can help you meet the application deadlines. Contact us here.
The program will fund governments to implement 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 will be known.

Application deadline: April 28, 2017

You can set the Consumable Shelf Life or QA/QC Duration to '-1' in STACS-CW.
Tell me more!
Automatically populating fields is great, but in certain circumstances can lead to incorrectly entered information. Setting the Shelf Life or QA/QC Duration to '-1' tells the system to leave the Expiry Date on the Receiving and Preparation module, or the QA/QC Expiry Date on the QA/QC  module, blank so that users are required to manually select a date.

For more information about this or other STACS capabilities contact us here.
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In the News - United States

Directly from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences: It favors a forensic relationship with the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention.

The Justice Department is taking a different approach, as part of its Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.

Governor Ducey has made the backlog of untested rape kits a top priority.

31 states now collect DNA at the point of arrest. 

Kentucky: Attorney General talks rape kit testing
Half of 3,000 backlogged kits have now been examined and the DNA entered into a national crime database.

Maryland: Lawmakers set to pass rape kit retention bill, but not mandatory testing
State lawmakers are poised to pass legislation that will require police in Maryland to keep rape kits for 20 years. But what to do with the kits remains a topic of considerable debate.

Montana: State will standardize collection, testing of sexual assault kits
There are an estimated 1,400 untested rape kits that have been stored in evidence rooms of local law enforcement agencies around the state.

New York: Familial searching approved by DNA Forensics Committee in NY
Familial searching is now an investigative option for the toughest criminal cases in New York, after a unanimous vote by a state forensic agency today.

Utah: Utah steps up for victims with law to test all rape kits
In 2014, Utah's statewide working group for sexual assault kits found an estimated 2,750 untested rape kits statewide.
In the News - International

Germany: Germany mulls DNA database identifiers of hair, eye color, ethnicity
Some countries allow for searching of entire DNA information which allows police to look for genes coding what a person looks like, and where their ancestors came from.

Ireland: New forensics lab set to bring DNA analysis to international levels
Work on €60 million facility to begin later this year
Articles of Interest
Weak links? Criminal investigations using partial DNA matches raise concerns 
Several states use familial DNA search with a variable degree of oversight. Two jurisdictions explicitly prohibit it. Others do not have any regulations or guidelines on the books.

Program to identify dead and missing across US put on hold
The largest lab that tests DNA for missing people and unidentified dead no longer will accept DNA samples from law enforcement agencies and crime laboratories across the U.S. because of a nearly $1M cut to its funding.

Hair isotope analysis could reveal sex, BMI, diet, exercise
Isotope analysis of the hair shaft provides a series of identifiers, including age, sex, BMI, diet and even exercise habits, the researchers contend.