Lee County gene lab applying DNA research to cancer treatment

April 25, 2023, is DNA Day, marking 70 years since the discovery of the structure of DNA. In the following decades, scientists have used this information in everything from law enforcement to medicine. One of the most promising areas of research involves cancer, and one Florida genetics laboratory is putting DNA to the test.

Florida prosecutor grants DNA testing for 2nd death row case

For the second time in recent weeks, a Florida prosecutor is granting DNA testing for a death row inmate who has maintained his innocence for more than four decades. State Attorney Monique Worrell in Orlando has agreed to grant a request from 72-year-old Henry Sireci to test a denim jacket, a hair and half a […]

DNA strands illustration. (Credit: MGN)

FDLE, Leon County Sheriff’s Office unveil nation’s first automated rapid DNA collection

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement along with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday a new process being used at the Leon County Detention Facility. Rapid DNA collection allows law enforcement agencies to quickly search against unsolved crimes across the nation while an arrestee is in custody during the booking process. DNA is taken […]