DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)
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NEARLY 1.2 MILLION FORENSIC REQUESTS TO PUBLICLY FUNDED CRIME LABS WERE BACKLOGGED AT YEAREND 2009, UNCHANGED FROM 2008
WASHINGTON – At the end of 2009, the nation’s publicly funded crime labs had an estimated backlog of 1.2 million requests...
CODIS is an acronym for Combined DNA Index System, which is a computer software program that operates local, state, and national databases of DNA profiles from convicted offenders, unsolved crime scene evidence, and missing persons.