NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega said today that its PowerPlex Y23 System has been approved for use in laboratories generating DNA records for the National DNA Index System.

The NDIS, part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Combined DNA Index System, contains more than 10 million offender and forensic DNA profiles contributed by federal, state, and local forensic labs used to identify criminals.

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