New Database Stores DNA for Use in Criminal Investigations

Database1SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Vast amounts of genetic information from animals, plants, and microorganisms will soon be used in criminal investigations, primarily for crimes related to food and narcotics.
The forensic science division of the supreme prosecutor’s office (director Young-dae Kim) revealed Monday that it launched what is being called a ‘Barcode of Life Database’, which contains DNA information of over 180 million animals, plants, and other microorganisms.