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
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