New device will slash time for DNA analysis

August 17, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: UA News] – For fans of crime television shows such as “CSI” or “Law and Order,” DNA samples quickly are identified so perpetrators can be caught and sentenced within the one-hour episode.

In reality, law enforcement officials often need days or weeks to process DNA samples at crime scenes through centralized public laboratories.

However, the Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has been contracted by the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and more recently by the world leader Forensic Science Service, to develop a rapid integrated tool just like “Grissom” has on “CSI.”

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