NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National DNA Index System has approved Promega's PowerPlex Fusion System for use in laboratories producing DNA records for NDIS, the company said today.

NDIS, part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Combined DNA Index System, is the national database that contains more than 10 million offender profiles used by criminal investigators nationwide.

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