New DNA forensic technology takes aim at rapists


West Cape News South Africa
A unique DNA forensic kit, which researchers say will be able to increase South Africa’s conviction rate in rape cases, particularly gang rapes, has been developed by scientists at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).Professor Sean Davison, Head of UWC’s DNA Forensics Laboratory, said the new technology, which has taken three years to develop, will make it easier to identify male perpetrators, and in cases where there was more than one rapist, be able to separate the perpetrators individual DNA.