NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Technologies said today that the FBI has granted approval of the Life Tech GlobalFiler Kit for forensic laboratories that generate DNA profiles and upload them to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.

The agency based its decision on data submitted by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, which validated the product, Thermo Fisher said.

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