DNA Unit

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Identifies and analyzes body fluid evidence and determines DNA profiles for matching to local, state and national databases.

Identifies and analyzes body fluid evidence and determines DNA profiles for matching to local, state and national databases. The section features state of the art equipment that include using robotics to extract, purify, quantify and analyze the DNA from crime scenes. The CODIS database has enabled suspects to be identified on a state as well as national level. Searches are made against newly updated convicted offenders DNA to solve cold and current cases. Robotics figures prominently in the processing of casework. Robots, as pictured in the figure, are fast becoming the norm since they are fast and sometimes cut casework processing time by as much as 50% or more.


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