Will hand sanitizer affect my alcohol test results?

Will hand sanitizer affect my alcohol results

In light of COVID-19, hand sanitizer can be found everywhere we visit. We are advised to use it on entering shops, when visiting restaurants and bars, and when hand washing is not an option. With its widespread use, our Customer Services team are being regularly asked whether it will interfere with alcohol test results. We […]

China uses Y chromosome technology to build database of country’s males

China uses Y chromosome technology to build database of country’s males

Police in China are collecting blood samples from males across the country to build a genetic map of its roughly 700 million males, with the help of US company, Thermo Fisher, The New York Times reports. It reports that, using Y chromosome technology, Chinese authorities have been collecting samples since late 2017 to build a […]

Vietnamese-born cop finally meets GI father thanks to DNA test

Vietnamese-born cop finally meets GI father thanks to DNA test

A ‘leftover’ was the term used for kids whose mothers were Vietnamese and whose fathers were American soldiers. Andrew Nguyen grew up a leftover. He was born in March 1972 in Saigon. His mother, Tram ‘Kim’ Nguyen, had formed a relationship with Andrew’s father, Michael Strange, when he was stationed for his second tour of […]

DNA tests prove two men were switched at birth 80 years ago

DNA tests prove two men were switched at birth 80 years ago

Two men who believe they were switched at birth nearly 80 years ago are suing a Roman Catholic diocese in West Virginia, alleging negligence and breach of duty by the hospital where they were born. John William Carr III and Jackie Lee Spencer were both born on August 29th in 1942 at St. Joseph Hospital […]

Justice at last thanks to DNA tests solving a 33-year-old murder

Justice at last thanks to DNA tests solving a 33-year-old murder

Police in Akron, Ohio, have made an arrest in the 1987 murder of a 17-year-old girl using DNA testing. James E. Zastawnik, aged 67, of Cleveland, has been charged with the murder of Barbara Blatnik, whose body was found in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Donna Zanath, Blatnik’s sister, was reported to have been in shock that […]

Children in NYC are hospitalized with rare syndrome linked to COVID-19

Children in NYC are hospitalized with rare syndrome linked to COVID-19

At least 15 children in New York City have been hospitalized with an unusual inflammatory syndrome possibly related to COVID-19. However, DNA tests and serology tests show that not all of these children have tested positive for COVID-19. The New York City Health Department alerted doctors in a bulletin that it had identified 15 patients […]