NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law the Rapid DNA act, legislation that broadens the ability of law enforcement to use rapid DNA analysis technology and upload resulting data into a federal database.

The legislation "represents a bipartisan effort four years in the making," Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who sponsored the bill, said in a statement. "It empowers our local law enforcement officers … to protect our communities and keep criminals off the streets."

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