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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" ... 
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June 2016

Dr. Hays Young, DNA Analyst and Technical Leader, Joins

Former customer offers broad forensic and medical DNA laboratory experience

Dr. Hays Young, former DNA Technical Leader at the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, has joined STACS D NA as a Field Application Specialist.

"I am thrilled that Dr. Young is joining the STACS DNA team," said Jocelyn Tremblay, President and COO of STACS DNA. "In further expanding our capacity as a scientific integrator, Hays brings a wealth of experience, including forensic DNA sample analysis, which is essential to our current forensic casework and database customers, as well as medical research, which is applicable to new markets."

Dr. Young is a biochemistry graduate of Florida State University and a biochemistry/immunology doctoral graduate of the University of Texas - Health Science Center. He has performed extensive research in lung disease and immunology and has worked in human forensic DNA analysis. His knowledge covers over 17 years working in lung disease, PCR, qPCR, protein assays, gel electrophoresis, gene analysis, gene manipulation, cell culture, capillary electrophoresis, forensic sample chain of custody, forensic validation studies, and forensic DNA analysis.

At the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, Dr. Young trained and qualified as a casework and CODIS DNA analyst and DNA Technical Leader. For almost 10 years, he performed all the validations for the DNA and CODIS sections.

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In the News: North America 

Senate passes Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016
The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes DOJ programs to improve the accuracy and integrity of the criminal justice system, and invest in cutting-edge DNA testing and forensic technology.

This special report discusses the results of recent studies supported by the National Institute of Justice.

First came the discovery that New Mexico had a backlog of 5,400 untested rape kits, crucial evidence just stuck in lockers, forgotten.

The profile matched with the 1995 "John Doe" DNA, prosecutors said.

When lawyers for death row inmate Tyrone Noling went before the Ohio Supreme Court, they asked justices to level the playing field for their client - and all others sentenced to death in Ohio - by providing the same opportunity for access to DNA testing as people convicted of lesser crimes.
Detectives toiling to solve hundreds of cold cases are using increasingly sophisticated technologies to reveal previously unattainable - and often pivotal - clues.

The task force looking at public safety issues gave kudos to the Houston Forensic Science Center for building a solid reputation it says should be a source of public pride.
Senator Orrin Hatch has co-proposed legislation allowing police officers to take DNA samples themselves to see if they have a criminal in their custody.

It's estimated that statewide there are 6,000 tests that haven't been submitted for analysis.
In the News - International

With just one functional DNA testing lab based in Lucknow, the state is facing a pile-up of over 2500 DNA samples that remain to be tested since the past two years.
A total of 215 previously outstanding crimes have been solved in the first six months of the operation of the DNA database.
The DNA Sample Collection Law took effect Wednesday and three centers have been established for this purpose, sources say.

The Western Cape has one of the most advanced police forensic laboratories in the country, purpose-built and designed with the utmost security and fidelity principles in mind.

How do you go about making sure perpetrators of horrendous crimes committed in the distant past are caught and convicted?
Articles of Interest

New studies show a person's DNA can be transferred to an object that is never touched by the person, raising questions about the reliability of such samples.

It's 30 years since DNA fingerprinting was first used in a police investigation. The technique has since put millions of criminals behind bars - and it all began when one scientist stumbled on the idea in a failed experiment.
While there's been a big push recently to draw more women and girls to STEM-related fields, no such push is needed in forensic science, according to the figures.
Despite the prevalence of workplace wellness efforts, only one-third of American workers say they regularly participate in the health promotion programs provided by their employer, according to a new survey.