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24-Mar-2000

Cybergenetics Awarded UK National DNA Database Contract

Cybergenetics has been awarded a contract by the Forensic Science Service (FSS) of the United Kingdom (UK) for automated software used in building the UK National DNA Database. This crime-reducing database helps police catch criminals by matching DNA from a crime scene to a DNA database of known offenders.

Translating DNA signals into useful information is currently a labor-intensive task that accounts for over half the cost of building forensic DNA databases. Cybergenetics TrueAllele(TM) software overcomes this exhausting data review bottleneck by providing an automated expert system that replicates and replaces current human expertise. The use of Cybergenetics powerful technology is expected to accelerate the construction of the UK DNA database, and reduce costs significantly.

"We are delighted that the FSS has selected our TrueAllele software as its automation engine for DNA profiling," says Dr. Mark Perlin, CEO of Cybergenetics. "We appreciate this unique opportunity to help the UK rapidly build its high-quality DNA database for reducing crime."