A new standard out of the National Institute of Standards and Technology simplifies the transfer of DNA data across borders. It also provides more details on transmitting fingerprint and crime scene data.
Text-only version from February digital edition. Although the international ivory trade was banned in 1989, the levels of illegal elephant killings continue to rise, estimated to be in the tens of thousands in 2011 alone, according to statistics from Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants. Some estimates go even higher.