Irish expert to crack cold cases after breakthrough in DNA profiling

DNA StrandsA NEW DNA profiling technique, which finally nabbed the Boston Strangler after half a century, is being used in Ireland for the first time to try to solve cold cases.
The genetic test is currently being employed to crack some of Ireland’s most serious unexplained crimes.
The technology – known as Y-STR DNA profiling – pinpoints male DNA in evidence samples which contain high levels of female DNA, such as in semen samples taken from a female victim in a sexual assault case.