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28-Feb-2014

Allegheny County crime lab vying to use more advanced DNA database

Technology developed by Cybergenetics gets conclusive results from DNA mixtures

Pittsburgh, PA

The Allegheny County crime lab wants to create its own local DNA database to speed the analysis process, save money and increase the integrity of convictions.

First assistant district attorney Rebecca Spangler on Friday announced a study in the lab that will use technology developed by Cybergenetics in Oakland. The hope is that the study's results will lead to a permanent program.

The idea behind the TrueAllele technology is that the process, developed by Mark Perlin at Cybergenetics, can obtain conclusive results from DNA mixtures -- for example, skin cells of a suspect and victim mixed together - more reliably than older DNA technology.


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