Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $874,520)
This program furthers the Department's mission by offering an opportunity for States with existing laboratories that conduct DNA analysis of convicted offender and/or arrestee DNA samples ("DNA database samples") to reduce their backlog of such samples through in-house analysis or by sending samples to accredited fee-for-service laboratories for analysis. Agencies may also apply for assistance with data review of backlogged DNA profiles awaiting CODIS entry that were generated by an accredited fee-for-service laboratory. These activities are critical to accelerating the analysis of DNA database samples collected by States in order to provide timely Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)-compatible data for all 13 CODIS core short tandem repeat (STR) loci for State and national DNA databases.
- Measuring rarity of combined features in palm versus finger impressions and evaluating examiner perceptions
- Expanding and validating microbiome database for estimating the postmortem interval
- Non-contact detection of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids: Towards a generalized approach to the detection of dangerous drug clases