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The Police Will Soon Be Able To Test DNA In The Field In Just 90 Minutes

•, Douglas Main
The change to an exponentially faster, mobile test will have huge implications for for law enforcement, war crimes investigations and immigration, Chris Asplen, the executive director of the Global Alliance for Rapid DNA Testing, told the paper.
"When it comes to solving crime (not proving it in court but actually using DNA to find the killer, rapist, burglar, etc.) the value of DNA as an investigative tool is directly proportional to the speed at which it can be leveraged in any given investigation," Asplen said.
The Pentagon will finish evaluating the test by this June, prototypes of which are being developed by NetBio of Waltham, Mass. The departments of Homeland Security and Justice are working on their own tests.

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