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Cybergenetics chief scientist receives Smart 50 Impact Award

Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Perlin accepts Smart 50 Impact Award
Cybergenetics CEO/CSO Dr. Mark Perlin accepts the Pittsburgh Smart 50 Impact Award. (Photo credit: Andrew Rush)

At the Pittsburgh Smart 50 awards dinner, Cybergenetics Dr. Mark Perlin was presented with a special Impact Award for his work on TrueAllele® science and justice.

Highmark Director of Small Group Sales Ken Cikovic introduced Dr. Perlin. "The impact of Mark's work is incredible," Cikovic said. "When science can be applied to justice, the system works better and can dispense more accurate and appropriate justice. With Cybergenetics patented processes, authorities and crime labs feel more confident about the results and fewer crimes goes unresolved."

Dr. Perlin thanked the award organizers, and "the hard-working, talented people at Cybergenetics." He told the gathered Smart 50 honorees and guests, "Crime labs generally can't interpret their complex DNA evidence properly — that's most of the evidence — and the result is that this powerful DNA evidence is silent."

"But with computer technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computers can reach into the data and pull out the truth in the data. And suddenly, there's truth that wasn't available before," Perlin continued. "When DNA is silent, computers can bring the truth back out of it. They achieve justice for our society, and have a major impact on our community."

The Smart 50 Awards recognize the 50 top executives in select regions for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations.


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