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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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July/August 2017

You can now calculate consumable volumes by injection at CE Setup.

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Through the CE scenario you can configure STACS-CW to calculate consumable volumes by injection. Simply select the Calculate by Injection checkbox on your CE scenario and define the number of wells per injection for the instrument. STACS-CW will do the rest! On CE Setup STACS-CW will now calculate your consumable volumes required for each injection instead of per sample.

For more information about this or other STACS-CW capabilities contact  stacsdna@stacsdna.com .
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In the News - United States

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released a set of best practices in response to the community's needs.

Nation's first NSF and NIJ jointly-supported forensic science center launched
Northeastern University is in partnership with four universities to develop the next generation of forensic science tools for government agencies, non-profits and private industry.

Rapid DNA heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law
This new technology may soon be used to speed up the process to identify perpetrators or exonerate people accused of crimes.

Arizona: New law governs how sexual assault kits are managed
To start, the new law requires all healthcare facilities to notify police within 24 hourse after a rape kit is collected

California: Accused burglar doesn't flush toilet, leaves DNA for police
A man accused of burglarizing a Southern California home took a bathroom break and left DNA evidence in the toilet that led to his arrest.

Iowa: State officials say 95 untested sexual assault kits sent for testing
The Iowa Attorney General's Office said that 95 out of more than 4,200 untested sexual assault kits that have been sitting in evidence in law enforcement agencies across the state have been sent for testing as of August 4.

Kentucky: Testing old rape kits leads to first indictment in Louisville
Testing more than 3,000 kits led to 110 CODIS matches.

Montana: Two million dollars to get Montana caught up on DNA testing
Thanks to a federal grant, over one thousand Montana rape kits can now be processed.

New York: Justice locked inside old rape kits
Sex crimes from long ago, unsolved for far too long, are now getting the leadership they deserve from the Manhattan district attorney.

Oregon: Rape kit testing yields results in old cases
1660 of the 2800 kits have been analyzed, resulting in more than 100 CODIS hits.
In the News - International

India: Modi wants the DNA Profiling Bill passed right away: Here's why it shouldn't be
The bill is one of the most intrusive enactments of its kind anywhere in the world.

Sicily: Giving dead migrants a name
By pushing forensics to its limits, a courageous scientist is attempting to identify the badly decomposed remains of 700 people who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea.
Articles of Interest
It might be impossible to get away with crime some day
Forensic science is helping law enforcement achieve its most fundamental goal: preventing lawbreaking when they can, and catching the lawbreakers when they can't.

The forensic science world is on the brink of a revolution
The extra degree of precision could prove crucial in some cases.

Solving a murder mystery with ancestry websites
Investigators in Washington have tried for decades to identify a teenage girl who was brutally killed near a lake. They might finally succeed with popular genealogy databases.