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Crime Laboratory Improvement Program

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Date Published
April 2005
12 pages
The Westchester County Forensic County Crime Laboratory used the funding from this grant to purchase an automated DNA extraction robot.
Prior to this purchase, a very labor-intensive manual extraction protocol was used that limited analysts to processing no more than six samples at a time. The DNA extraction robot allows analysts to process as many as 48 samples at a time and has increased the number of specimens analyzed per hour from 4.16 to 24.89.

Date Published: April 1, 2005