Thursday, 24 January 2008

New DNA technology could be used in Madeleine’s case

British authorities are waiting for the decision from the Attorney General to use a new technology, developed by Forensic Science Service, which allows scientists to find results in previously unusable genetic samples. The new technology, called “DNABoost” could “also help in cases such as that of missing Madeleine McCann - where forensic evidence appears to have been difficult to analyse”, according to the Daily Mail. The technology has already been tested and the results show it is “the biggest step forward in crime-fighting science for more than a decade”, according to the newspaper.