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Orchid Cellmark Awarded Contract to Create Genetic Profiles of Felons

NEW YORK, July 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Orchid BioSciences said today that its Orchid Cellmark unit, which offers forensic DNA testing, has been awarded an exclusive one-year contract by the US National Institute of Justice to create genetic profiles from DNA samples of felons in Illinois.

 

The more than 100,000 profiles to be created by Orchid Cellmark will be added to the FBI's national Combined DNA Index System, according to Orchid.

 

Specific terms of the contract were not disclosed.

 

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