NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Orchid BioSciences said today that its Orchid Cellmark unit was awarded two contracts from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to develop aspects of its SNP technology for forensic DNA testing applications.

The goal of the two contracts is to develop new forensic tools to help investigators identify individuals using degraded DNA samples.

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