NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - The Los Angeles Police Department has awarded Orchid Cellmark an exclusive contract to use DNA profiling to solve burglaries.
Orchid Cellmark will conduct forensic DNA analyses of evidence from burglaries and other property crimes scenes using its Biotracks program. The resulting DNA profiles will be compared against criminal DNA databases to identify potential suspects.
The program is being funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice. Further details were not disclosed.
The company has conducted similar work for the LAPD and the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for 15 years. Orchid has also worked with Illinois law enforcement and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.