PLEASANTON, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 4, 2014) – H.R. 5789, The Rapid DNA Act of 2014, to establish a system for the integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement, has been introduced by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin. Rapid DNA analysis provides automated, sample-to-answer results within two hours, making it an effective tool for local and regional law enforcement to quickly identify suspects of violent crime, reduce violent crime and help reduce the current DNA analysis backlog.
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PLEASANTON, CA — (Marketwired) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has updated their current DNA databasing standards to include an Addendum to the Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Databasing Laboratories performing Rapid DNA analysis and Modified Rapid DNA Analysis Using a Rapid DNA Instrument.
Rapid DNA analysis is used to generate DNA profiles in less than two hours, for use in local and regional law enforcement to potentially fight violent crime with speedy results. This technology may also be used to prevent human trafficking and fraudulent asylum requests.
It used to take months for Sonoma County detectives to receive test results from DNA samples collected during examinations of rape victims.
But Sonoma County is one of six counties in the state benefitting from a pilot program at a DNA laboratory in Richmond that uses a new method to extract and analyze DNA samples. Since 2011, it has reduced the turnaround time to an average of 15 business days.
As part of the continuation to establish its superiority globally and locally in the speedy solution of crimes and fulfilling the objectives of justice, the General Department of Criminal Evidence and Criminology at the Dubai Police has adopted a sophisticated technique to determine the DNA of suspects within 85 minutes.