First use of DNA database pays dividends

JoongAng Daily Korea
Korea’s first use of deoxyribonucleic acid, simply known as DNA, as part of its database is paying off, as officials from the scientific investigation division of the National Police Agency (NPA) said yesterday they were able to match 30 criminals to 47 previously unsolved cases just a month after the creation of the new division.

Police said they had collected 1,145 samples of DNA during the past month from those serving prison terms for homicide, rape, sexual assault against minors, armed robbery and arson.

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