History

1994

Dr. Mark Perlin creates the automated STR interpretation and analysis technology that can rapidly and cost effectively analyze and interpret DNA data, while reducing human error. With this invention, Cybergenetics is founded.


1999

Cybergenetics develops TrueAllele®, a technology that can analyze and interpret complex crime scene DNA evidence in a matter of minutes.


2000

TrueAllele eliminates the United Kingdom's Forensic Science Services backlog in 6 months.


2001

Cybergenetics signs a contract with the New York State Police for the TrueAllele Databank system.


2002

The New York State Police submits the first NDIS validation in the USA for TrueAllele Databank. The scientific validation is published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, where it becomes the foundation for the federal expert system validation standards.


2005

Cellmark UK begins to use TrueAllele Databank for convicted offender samples.


2006

NDIS approves the second TrueAllele validation study submitted by the New York State Police.

In September, Cybergenetics wins a contract to reanalyze and reinterpret all the DNA victim remains from the World Trade Center terrorist attack using TrueAllele Casework.


2007

Puerto Rico purchases TrueAllele Databank.


2008

The Maryland State Police purchase TrueAllele Databank.


2009

TrueAllele Casework results are presented in court in the murder case Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs Foley. This is the first time that automated computer interpretation is accepted into court as evidence, and helps to convict the defendant.

The TrueAllele Database is introduced.

Cybergenetics begins validation study with the New South Wales Police for TrueAllele Casework.

The Maryland State Police purchase TrueAllele Casework.


2010

Cybergenetics signs contract with the Royal Oman Police to use TrueAllele for reference samples and casework.


2011

In June, the New York State Commission on Forensic Science approves TrueAllele for forensic casework.

The New South Wales police purchase TrueAllele Casework.

In December, TrueAllele DNA evidence is admitted into the United Kingdom Massereene terrorism trial.


2012

In February, the Pennsylvania Superior Court publishes a TrueAllele precedent from the Foley homicide.


2013

The Royal Oman Police forensic lab begins routinely using the TrueAllele technology.

TrueAllele is admitted into California court for the first time, and helps to convict two career bank robbers.

The Kern Regional Crime Lab in California begins routinely using the TrueAllele technology.

TrueAllele has a successful admissibility hearing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


2014     

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science begins routinely using the TrueAllele technology.

In February, First Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Spangler of Allegheny County, PA announces a TrueAllele study in the county's crime lab. The hope is that the study's results will lead to a permanent TrueAllele local DNA database program.