NCJ 237838, September 2011, Grant Report, by Katherine A. Roberts, Donald J. Johnson (296 pages)
Storing biological evidence at subzero temperatures is one of the current methods employed to prevent DNA degradation until time of analysis; however, previous studies have shown that freezing biological evidence does not completely cease the degradation process. The research presented here evaluates a proprietary platform technology for the dry storage of biological materials at ambient temperature.
This report is the result of an NIJ-funded project but was not published by the U.S. Department of Justice.
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