Soon anyone arrested by a law enforcement agency may be required to submit to a DNA sample, according to several news reports. The federal government announced this plan in an effort to prevent violent crime. This proposed rule is being published in the Federal Register, to be followed by a 30-day comment period.
Archive for April, 2008
In the near future, the process of forensic DNA testing may become faster and much easier thanks to a group of researchers at George Mason University. The team, which was overseen by Professor Rao Mulpuri, has created a small-scale device that efficiently analyzes a biological sample and then quickly creates a DNA profile. It is thought that the use of this new instrument could revolutionize the way that law enforcement agencies conduct and even solve criminal investigations.