Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Introduction

Success Story: Bringing Short Tandem Repeat DNA Identification to Law Enforcement

Success Story: Bringing Short Tandem Repeat DNA Identification to Law Enforcement

NIJ, UC Berkeley, and IntegenX

Report Date

April 2015

Impact

“Ultimately, I think the most powerful application of this technology is going to be performing immediate analysis on DNA samples that are taken when people are arrested for felonies, because it will help keep serial criminals off the streets.” - Richard Mathies, PhD Chemist and Professor UC Berkeley