DNA traces in thousands of criminal cases revisited with new technology | NOW



DNA traces of thousands of unsolved criminal cases will be scrutinized again next year thanks to new software, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) said Monday. AD.

It concerns DNA traces that are incomplete or in cases where only a mixing profile has been found. These complex traces cannot be added to the national DNA database and are therefore often only compared with it once.

The new software ensures that a new search round with the complex DNA traces is automated. The OM has high expectations, it is told AD.

It was also recently announced that the police, together with the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), are deploying new methods to be able to secure and analyze DNA traces more quickly after a crime.

One of those new methods is a mobile forensic laboratory that goes straight to the scene of the crime. Specialists collect a DNA profile from the traces found on the spot.

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