Allegheny County paying double for DNA analysis program

new blue helixAllegheny County officials decided to buy TrueAllele, a new probabilistic genotyping program used to identify suspects in complex DNA mixtures involving more than one person, almost a decade ago.
Nine years after the $206,000 grant-funded purchase, the program is still not in use. Lab officials shelved it, citing among other concerns the program’s complexity, its general acceptance in the scientific community and reproducibility of results.