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Orchid’s Cellmark to Perform Forensic DNA Tests for Texas Police Department

Orchid BioSciences’ Cellmark unit will analyze DNA for the Houston Police Department.

Orchid won the three-year contract after the Houston Police Department closed its own DNA-analysis unit, which “failed to maintain certain standards needed to ensure the accuracy of its DNA testing,” according to Orchid.

Orchid will conduct forensic DNA analysis for new cases as well as retesting for prior cases. The contract is potentially renewable for an additional two years.

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