NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Orchid Cellmark, a unit of Princeton, NJ-based Orchid BioSciences, has won a contract to conduct forensic DNA analyses for the Los Angeles Police Department, the company said today.


Under the three-year, $2.7 million contract, Orchid will test DNA from new as well as backlogged cases.

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