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  1. 26-Nov-2019 - Historic TrueAllele CODIS search frees Lydell Grant from Texas prison

  2. 18-Nov-2019 - Dateline extra – Hear more from DNA expert Dr. Mark Perlin

  3. 15-Nov-2019 - NBC Dateline presents the first TrueAllele case

  4. 23-Oct-2019 - TrueAllele wins more Georgia admissibility challenges

  5. 3-Oct-2019 - TrueAllele® validated for complex DNA mixtures containing ten contributors

  6. 15-Aug-2019 - New York appellate court establishes statewide TrueAllele precedent in Wakefield

  7. 19-Jul-2019 - New HBO documentary on 2011 strangling death of twelve-year-old Potsdam boy

  8. 2-Jul-2019 - TrueAllele cigar box DNA helps free Ralph Birch after thirty years in Connecticut prison

  9. 24-May-2019 - Cybergenetics files infringement suit to enforce DNA mixture analysis patents

  10. 22-May-2019 - Pablo Ibar escapes death penalty in Casey’s Nickelodeon triple murder

  11. 30-Apr-2019 - WPXI television reports Cybergenetics science solves DNA crime

  12. 9-Apr-2019 - Kern County families march to honor homicide victims and remember unsolved crimes

  13. 1-Apr-2019 - Cybergenetics discusses the "inconclusive" DNA evidence in Madeleine McCann missing child case on Australian television news

  14. 20-Mar-2019 - Cybergenetics DNA evidence helps convict California killer of teenager Norma Lopez

  15. 21-Feb-2019 - DNA transfer for lawyers - Continuing Legal Education

  16. 15-Feb-2019 - Georgia TrueAllele admissibility leads to killer conviction

  17. 19-Jan-2019 - Pablo Ibar convicted in Casey's Nickelodeon triple murder after TrueAllele unmixes DNA evidence

  18. 10-Jan-2019 - TrueAllele helps Johnny Lee Gates get a new trial after forty years in prison

  19. 2018

  20. 2-Nov-2018 - Pittsburgh thanks you for all your support

  21. 8-Oct-2018 - New foundational paper on forensic error and validation

  22. 21-Sep-2018 - Forensic Magazine feature: How human bias alters DNA software results

  23. 20-Aug-2018 - Dr. Mark Perlin writes in The Champion magazine about DNA mixture failure

  24. 31-Jul-2018 - DNA transfer in Fauquier county: The CVS murder

  25. 30-Jul-2018 - Cybergenetics scientist to teach forensic DNA course

  26. 24-Jul-2018 - Smart Business magazine on Cybergenetics courtroom communication

  27. 15-Jun-2018 - 27 zeros in 24 hours

  28. 21-May-2018 - Cybergenetics DNA transfer testimony helps convict Pittsburgh shooter

  29. 4-May-2018 - Crime lab scientist talks about TrueAllele automation for DNA evidence

  30. 26-Apr-2018 - TrueAllele clears West Virginia man of rape

  31. 18-Apr-2018 - Two men exonerated by TrueAllele sue Indiana police

  32. 30-Mar-2018 - Forensic Magazine feature article: TrueAllele exonerates innocent men

  33. 29-Mar-2018 - College town rapists convicted by handgun DNA mixtures

  34. 5-Mar-2018 - TrueAllele helps convict cold-case killer in Nebraska

  35. 20-Feb-2018 - TrueAllele validates confession in drug-related murder

  36. 10-Jan-2018 - TrueAllele analysis of wrist DNA spurs plea deal

  37. 2017

  38. 7-Dec-2017 - Cybergenetics wins Business Times innovation award for forensic science

  39. 4-Dec-2017 - SDDA Cynthia Zimmer explains DNA evidence in serial rape case

  40. 14-Nov-2017 - Diverse legal program packs the courtroom for modern DNA evidence

  41. 9-Nov-2017 - Cybergenetics chief scientist receives Smart 50 Impact Award

  42. 2-Nov-2017 - Cybergenetics testifies about gun DNA in Xbox shooting

  43. 27-Oct-2017 - Justice Through Science DNA conference

  44. 17-Oct-2017 - Partly burned, bloody baseball bat still yields DNA for TrueAllele

  45. 12-Oct-2017 - Cybergenetics wins 2017 Tech 50 award as innovative technology solution provider

  46. 9-Oct-2017 - DNA exoneree Roosevelt Glenn to speak in Pittsburgh in November

  47. 5-Oct-2017 - NIST launches wasteful study that undermines science and justice

  48. 5-Oct-2017 - Gang enforcer meets justice with TrueAllele computer results

  49. 2-Oct-2017 - Restaurant robber with semi-automatic weapon nabbed by TrueAllele DNA results

  50. 23-Sep-2017 - Dr. Perlin accepts Foundation for Improvement of Justice Chapman Award

  51. 19-Sep-2017 - ACLU zealots march against truth-seeking DNA technology

  52. 18-Sep-2017 - TrueAllele analysis helps to mitigate sentencing of West Virginia shooter

  53. 15-Sep-2017 - General random match probability for DNA mixtures

  54. 12-Sep-2017 - TrueAllele interprets 7-person DNA mixture in gang killing

  55. 28-Aug-2017 - TrueAllele gets DNA results from inconclusive Pennsylvania DNA evidence

  56. 24-Aug-2017 - Pittsburgh Innovation podcast interviews Cybergenetics

  57. 18-Aug-2017 - Cybergenetics President David accepts STRONG Award

  58. 14-Aug-2017 - Indiana killer linked by holster DNA after staged suicide

  59. 7-Aug-2017 - Cybergenetics selected as a Pittsburgh Tech 50 Awards Finalist

  60. 30-Jul-2017 - New book on cold case investigations, DNA assistance

  61. 25-Jul-2017 - Cybergenetics scientist Perlin receives Chapman Award for improving justice

  62. 18-Jul-2017 - US government awards patent to Dr. Mark Perlin

  63. 11-Jul-2017 - Pittsburgh's public radio news station posts DNA interview

  64. 7-Jul-2017 - Response to the New York Times: Computers are helping justice

  65. 7-Jul-2017 - Cybergenetics Jennifer Hornyak testifies in retrial of New York gang leader

  66. 4-Jul-2017 - Public Radio's Criminal Injustice podcast interviews Cybergenetics

  67. 3-Jul-2017 - Investigation Discovery channel airs "Guilty Until Proven Innocent"

  68. 21-Jun-2017 - Cybergenetics William Allan testifies in Louisiana homicide case

  69. 19-Jun-2017 - Australia newspaper features Xie "Stain 91" solved by TrueAllele

  70. 16-Jun-2017 - Cybergenetics responds to the New York Times – Computers are helping justice

  71. 13-Jun-2017 - Louisiana felon linked to gun, pleads guilty

  72. 12-Jun-2017 - Cybergenetics responds to inaccurate Allegheny County crime lab statements

  73. 8-Jun-2017 - Measuring DNA information provides needed crime lab incentives

  74. 31-May-2017 - Cybergenetics and crime labs overcome challenges to TrueAllele

  75. 26-May-2017 - Cybergenetics scientists present three talks at MAAFS conference

  76. 26-May-2017 - TrueAllele accepted as reliable evidence after Louisiana challenge

  77. 25-May-2017 - Cybergenetics analyzes drug packet DNA in Pennsylvania guilty plea

  78. 25-May-2017 - TrueAllele connects New Hampshire killer to handgun DNA

  79. 15-May-2017 - TrueAllele results support ex-boyfriend conviction in stabbing death

  80. 11-May-2017 - Marine Corps prosecutors secure pretrial agreement with TrueAllele results

  81. 10-May-2017 - Cybergenetics testifies for acquitted defendant in Pittsburgh double homicide

  82. 10-May-2017 - Ohio woman pleads guilty in shooting death after TrueAllele analysis

  83. 10-May-2017 - Cybergenetics testifies for acquitted defendant in Pittsburgh double homicide

  84. 28-Apr-2017 - Improvements for proposed Pennsylvania DNA legislation

  85. 26-Apr-2017 - Helping stay executions in Harris County, Texas

  86. 25-Apr-2017 - Cybergenetics sexual assault awareness month activities

  87. 20-Apr-2017 - Supreme Court lets Arkansas execute Ledell Lee

  88. 20-Apr-2017 - Bringing DNA back into cases helps secure guilty pleas

  89. 14-Apr-2017 - Speaking science to students at Penn State Beaver

  90. 3-Apr-2017 - Response to Governor Wolf's sexual assault awareness month proclamation

  91. 31-Mar-2017 - TrueAllele helps release Christopher Tapp from Idaho prison

  92. 17-Mar-2017 - AAFS talk on manipulating DNA evidence

  93. 10-Mar-2017 - AAFS talk on Pinkins exoneration

  94. 17-Feb-2017 - Cybergenetics scientist presents three AAFS talks

  95. 14-Feb-2017 - Dante Washington gets 36 to 72 years in state prison

  96. 13-Feb-2017 - Robert Xie gets five consecutive life sentences

  97. 10-Feb-2017 - Speaking truth to power in Washington

  98. 9-Feb-2017 - David Black gets two consecutive life sentences

  99. 3-Feb-2017 - Indiana talk on Darryl Pinkins exoneration

  100. 30-Jan-2017 - Roosevelt Glenn exonerated by TrueAllele science of 1989 rape

  101. 20-Jan-2017 - Indiana talk on TrueAllele admissibility

  102. 13-Jan-2017 - Indiana legal education on DNA mixture problem and solution

  103. 13-Jan-2017 - TechVibe Radio interviews Cybergenetics

  104. 12-Jan-2017 - Seattle judge rules on TrueAllele admissibility and source code

  105. 12-Jan-2017 - Robert Xie convicted of quintuple family murder

  106. 2016

  107. 19-Dec-2016 - Neohuman podcast interviews Cybergenetics Mark Perlin

  108. 16-Dec-2016 - What judges should know about DNA mixtures

  109. 16-Dec-2016 - Cybergenetics responds to letter from Hillary prosecutor

  110. 15-Dec-2016 - Cybergenetics testifies about taxicab DNA evidence in cabbie shooting

  111. 11-Dec-2016 - Louisiana human trafficker convicted of aggravated rape and battery

  112. 9-Dec-2016 - Cold case talk on Mr. Hopkins invisible semen

  113. 6-Dec-2016 - Cybergenetics CLE lecture for Indiana prosecutors

  114. 1-Dec-2016 - The Investigator magazine interviews Cybergenetics Ria David

  115. 23-Nov-2016 - Cybergenetics addresses PCAST in Washington

  116. 21-Nov-2016 - Judge denies request for TrueAllele hearing based on PCAST

  117. 18-Nov-2016 - Cybergenetics talks to PCAST about forensic transparency

  118. 17-Nov-2016 - Cybergenetics explains the Hillary acquittal at a Legal Aid Society conference

  119. 8-Nov-2016 - Virginia man convicted of killing his wife

  120. 4-Nov-2016 - ProPublica reports on TrueAllele analysis of DNA evidence

  121. 3-Nov-2016 - Defending against DNA mixture evidence

  122. 21-Oct-2016 - TrueAllele widely accepted as reliable science

  123. 14-Oct-2016 - Overcoming bias in DNA mixture interpretation

  124. 13-Oct-2016 - Louisiana drug dealer pleads guilty to homicide

  125. 7-Oct-2016 - The probative power of DNA mixtures

  126. 28-Sep-2016 - Hillary acquitted of Potsdam murder by New York judge

  127. 16-Sep-2016 - Cybergenetics responds to President’s PCAST report on forensic DNA

  128. 8-Sep-2016 - New York judge again precludes STRmix from Hillary trial

  129. 2-Sep-2016 - Pittsburgh-based TechVibe Radio interviews Cybergenetics President Ria David

  130. 28-Aug-2016 - Pittsburgh newspaper publishes series on Cybergenetics technology

  131. 26-Aug-2016 - STRmix precluded as inadmissible DNA evidence in Hillary case

  132. 3-Aug-2016 - TrueAllele admitted into evidence after tenth admissibility challenge

  133. 17-Jul-2016 - Indianapolis Star features TrueAllele exoneration of Darryl Pinkins

  134. 12-Jul-2016 - Cybergenetics alerts NIST to possible commercial conflict

  135. 3-Jun-2016 - TrueAllele admitted in ninth state after challenge in Indiana drug case

  136. 19-May-2016 - Allen Wade convicted of murdering Susan and Sarah Wolfe

  137. 17-May-2016 - The Atlantic magazine on "The False Promise of DNA Testing"

  138. 12-May-2016 - TrueAllele testimony in the Allen Wade trial for the Wolfe sisters double homicide

  139. 25-Apr-2016 - TrueAllele helps free innocent Indiana man after 24 years in prison

  140. 21-Apr-2016 - Pennsylvania appellate court denies source code petition for review

  141. 4-Apr-2016 - Washington prosecutors respond to defense motion for source code

  142. 18-Mar-2016 - Martell Chubbs pleads no contest to second degree murder in cold case murder of teenage mother

  143. 18-Mar-2016 - Allegheny County public defenders withdraw TrueAllele source code appeal in Wolfe sisters double homicide

  144. 10-Mar-2016 - Handprints in the morning dew links killers to crime

  145. 4-Mar-2016 - TrueAllele resolves five person DNA mixture on a handgun used in Syracuse shooting

  146. 22-Feb-2016 - Call for investigation into New York State Police DNA cover up

  147. 4-Feb-2016 - Pennsylvania court ruling denies source code discovery request

  148. 15-Jan-2016 - Driver in Louisiana armed robbery immigrant slaying convicted of homicide

  149. 2015

  150. 8-Dec-2015 - New York motion filed on why STRmix is not TrueAllele

  151. 1-Dec-2015 - Australia Xie trial ends in hung jury

  152. 17-Nov-2015 - TrueAllele mixture analysis places New Orleans killer at crime scene

  153. 16-Nov-2015 - Forensic Magazine article on CPI as 'Random Number Generator' study

  154. 11-Nov-2015 - Australia jury to consider verdict in marathon Robert Xie quintuple homicide case

  155. 10-Nov-2015 - Baltimore crime lab goes live with TrueAllele Casework

  156. 29-Oct-2015 - Judge to allow TrueAllele evidence in deaths of Wolfe sisters

  157. 28-Oct-2015 - Cybergenetics study published on the validity of CPI match statistic

  158. 27-Oct-2015 - TrueAllele admitted into evidence after South Carolina admissibility hearing

  159. 17-Oct-2015 - Ars Technica magazine writes about TrueAllele mixture technology

  160. 4-Oct-2015 - Did New York State Police scapegoat its crime lab scientists?

  161. 2-Oct-2015 - TrueAllele helps Indiana Innocence Project with DNA mixture evidence for Darryl Pinkins

  162. 25-Sep-2015 - Cutting edge DNA evidence seminar for Pennsylvania defense lawyers

  163. 24-Sep-2015 - Michael Gardner pleads guilty in two child sex abuse cases

  164. 21-Sep-2015 - Cybergenetics interviewed on KQV’s “The Public Forum” radio show

  165. 18-Sep-2015 - TrueAllele helps convict Louisiana man of molesting young girl

  166. 10-Aug-2015 - Pittsburgh Tech Council announces Cybergenetics as Tech50 Finalist

  167. 10-Aug-2015 - Virginia publishes TrueAllele validation study on complex DNA mixtures

  168. 27-Jul-2015 - Virginia man pleads guilty to killing elderly Colonial Heights couple

  169. 22-Jul-2015 - Cybergenetics presents TrueAllele solution at international NIST meeting

  170. 17-Jul-2015 - New JFS paper validates TrueAllele on up to five unknown contributors

  171. 15-Jul-2015 - TrueAllele mixture analysis instrumental in Indiana innocence case

  172. 12-Jul-2015 - Post-Gazette Sunday feature on how TrueAllele helps solve incest rape

  173. 6-Jul-2015 - STEM teenagers learn about the math and science of TrueAllele

  174. 23-Jun-2015 - Cybergenetics scientist testifies in Australia trial about mixture of relatives

  175. 27-May-2015 - Wakefield sentenced to life in prison for murder in upstate New York

  176. 20-May-2015 - MAAFS presentation “Rapid DNA Response: On the Wings of TrueAllele”

  177. 19-May-2015 - Bakersfield "East Side Rapist" sentenced to life plus 423 years

  178. 18-May-2015 - TrueAllele education and the New York State Police

  179. 16-May-2015 - CBS “48 Hours”: Exculpatory DNA may have sent an innocent man to prison

  180. 15-May-2015 - FBI opens software procurement to fair and open competition

  181. 8-May-2015 - Baltimore jury hears TrueAllele before convicting "consent" rapist

  182. 20-Mar-2015 - DNA technology crucial in murder conviction of John Wakefield

  183. 2014

  184. 12-Sep-2014 - Serial rapist found guilty in first New York trial using TrueAllele

  185. 6-Sep-2014 - California newspaper features how Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA analysis helps gain convictions

  186. 19-Jun-2014 - Jury takes less than an hour to convict rapist

  187. 26-May-2014 - Latest in DNA analysis gains wider acceptance

  188. 24-Apr-2014 - Wade ordered to stand trial on homicide charges in deaths of East Liberty sisters

  189. 18-Apr-2014 - Man sentenced to 75-150 years for rape

  190. 11-Mar-2014 - Firm to help police analyze DNA found in East Liberty double murder

  191. 6-Mar-2014 - Investigators use Pittsburgh company to examine DNA in Wolfe sisters' deaths

  192. 28-Feb-2014 - Allegheny County crime lab vying to use more advanced DNA database: Technology developed by Cybergenetics gets conclusive results from DNA mixtures

  193. 24-Jan-2014 - Pittsburgh neighborhood newspaper writes how Mark Perlin develops hi-tech analysis for DNA samples

  194. 6-Jan-2014 - Cybergenetics Chief Scientist featured in "People to know around Pittsburgh in the New Year"

  195. 2013

  196. 20-May-2013 - KDKA news televises report on Cybergenetics scientist taking DNA testing to new levels

  197. 15-May-2013 - Author Andrea Niapas and guest speakers discuss her new book about Dr. John Yelenic's murder and the TrueAllele DNA evidence

  198. 30-Apr-2013 - KGET news televises report on gang sentencing and TrueAllele DNA mixture results

  199. 19-Apr-2013 - Corrections to NIST mixture interpretation webcast misstatements about TrueAllele Casework

  200. 20-Feb-2013 - KGET television news reports Cybergenetics DNA technology helps convict criminals

  201. 2012

  202. 14-Sep-2012 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele computer contradicts innocence claim of New Orleans rape convict who was nearly set free

  203. 04-Sep-2012 - TrueAllele computer analyzes DNA mixture evidence that links McKeesport man to homicide

  204. 21-Jun-2012 - Cybergenetics matches DNA mixture to Virginia man convicted of child abduction and assault

  205. 11-Jun-2012 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA evidence helps convict Virginia man of homicide

  206. 02-May-2012 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA match helps convict Falls Church man of molesting Virginia girls

  207. 13-Apr-2012 - Pennsylvania man held for trial after Cybergenetics presents TrueAllele DNA match at homicide hearing

  208. 02-Apr-2012 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA mixture interpretation helps convict Nigerian rapist in Allegheny County

  209. 30-Mar-2012 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele computes DNA match statistic that aids homicide arrest

  210. 05-Mar-2012 - KDKA news televises report on Cybergenetics TrueAllele revolutionizing forensic DNA analysis

  211. 28-Feb-2012 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA mixture analysis helps convict Virginia man of armed robbery

  212. 24-Feb-2012 - Cybergenetics gives talk on combining DNA evidence for greater match information at American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting

  213. 23-Feb-2012 - Cybergenetics gives talk on investigative DNA databases that preserve identification information at American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting

  214. 18-Feb-2012 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette publishes feature article on wider acceptance of Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA analysis

  215. 15-Feb-2012 - Pennsylvania Superior Court publishes Cybergenetics TrueAllele precedent from Foley homicide

  216. 12-Jan-2012 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele helps convict Northern Ireland man in Massereene murder and paves the way for DNA computing

  217. 04-Jan-2012 - Pennsylvania appeals court affirms Cybergenetics TrueAllele admissibility for DNA mixture evidence in Foley case

  218. 2011

  219. 01-Dec-2011 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA evidence allowed in United Kingdom Massereene homicide trial

  220. 02-Nov-2011 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele forensic DNA mixture interpretation validation study on adjudicated cases published in Journal of Forensic Sciences

  221. 25-Oct-2011 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA mixture testimony in US Marine Corps court martial helps secure conviction

  222. 24-Oct-2011 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele 100 sextillion DNA match statistic testimony helps convict Maryland man on bank robbery charges in federal court

  223. 03-Oct-2011 - National Institute of Standards and Technology develops DNA mixture standards using Cybergenetics TrueAllele gold standard computing tool

  224. 03-Sep-2011 - National Institute of Standards and Technology presents DNA mixture validation study on Cybergenetics TrueAllele Casework at international forensics conference

  225. 03-Aug-2011 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele testimony helps convict Virginia man on drug and firearms charges in federal court

  226. 20-Jul-2011 - Reliable Cybergenetics TrueAllele computer DNA mixture method used to prove new forensic DNA laboratory concept

  227. 27-Jun-2011 - New York State Commission on Forensic Science approves Cybergenetics TrueAllele for forensic casework

  228. 26-Jun-2011 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publishes feature article on Cybergenetics trailblazing TrueAllele computer technology for solving crimes through better DNA identification

  229. 20-May-2011 - New York State DNA Subcommittee scientists unanimously recommend regulatory approval of Cybergenetics TrueAllele for forensic casework

  230. 13-May-2011 - Cybergenetics presents at Duquesne University continuing education course for lawyers on familial DNA database search

  231. 01-May-2011 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele nine trillion DNA match testimony helps convict Reading, PA killer

  232. 04-Mar-2011 - Cybergenetics presents continuing education course for lawyers on TrueAllele and Foley DNA evidence at Allegheny County Courthouse

  233. 25-Feb-2011 - Cybergenetics gives Sherlock Holmes and DNA likelihood ratio match statistic talk at American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting

  234. 2010

  235. 08-Oct-2010 - Cybergenetics presents continuing education course for lawyers on TrueAllele and Foley DNA evidence at Duquesne University

  236. 13-Apr-2010 - Cybergenetics three day TrueAllele training workshop for New York State crime laboratories done on Apple computers

  237. 25-Feb-2010 - Cybergenetics presents TrueAllele DNA validation and case studies at American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting

  238. 14-Jan-2010 - New FBI SWGDAM guidelines allow probabilistic genotype DNA mixture interpretation - Cybergenetics TrueAllele complies with standard

  239. 2009

  240. 16-Dec-2009 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele forensic DNA mixture interpretation validation study on known samples published in PLoS ONE journal

  241. 12-Mar-2009 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele 189 billion DNA match testimony helps convict Blairsville PA killer

  242. 21-Feb-2009 - Cybergenetics presents TrueAllele DNA interpretation studies at American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting

  243. 17-Feb-2009 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele computer interpretation of DNA evidence admissible in court

  244. 2006

  245. 28-Nov-2006 - FBI approves Cybergenetics TrueAllele expert system for CODIS DNA database

  246. 08-Sep-2006 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele analyzes DNA evidence from World Trade Center terrorist attack

  247. 2004

  248. 27-Jul-2004 - Cybergenetics works with AFDIL to provide DNA security for Athens Olympics using TrueAllele Databank technology

  249. 21-Jul-2004 - Cybergenetics provides TrueAllele volume crime DNA solution to United Kingdom

  250. 01-Jul-2004 - Journal of Forensic Sciences publishes Cybergenetics TrueAllele Databank expert system DNA validation paper

  251. 2001

  252. 15-Nov-2001 - Cybergenetics awarded National Institute of Justice grant for validating TrueAllele Casework computer interpretation of forensic DNA mixtures

  253. 2000

  254. 05-Oct-2000 - Cybergenetics awarded National Institute of Justice TrueAllele Databank validation grant for DNA reference samples

  255. 24-Mar-2000 - Cybergenetics TrueAllele eliminates United Kingdom DNA database backlog