Rapid DNA

Rapid DNA Act of 2017 Signed into Law

August 18th, 2017 President Donald Trump signed into law Rapid DNA Act of 2017.

The Rapid DNA Act was introduced in January by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and by Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Swalwell. It was supported by law enforcement organizations including the National Fraternal Order of Police, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Major City Chiefs Association, National Association of Police Organizations, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and National District Attorneys Association, as well as by the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations.

“Today marks a landmark day in more efficiently fighting crime and supporting law enforcement,” said Robert Schueren, President and CEO of IntegenX. California-based IntegenX Inc. is a global market leader for Rapid DNA human identification.

Click the Below link  to view Rapid DNA Act of 2017 in detail:

Public Law 115-50

 

Overview

DNA analysis has become the gold standard for criminal identification in forensic investigations, providing a critical link between physical evidence and individual suspects. DNA collection makes it possible for law enforcement officials to solve violent criminal cases such as sexual assault and homicide. Unlike traditional DNA analysis, which can take weeks as samples must be sent to and analyzed by a centralized laboratory, Rapid DNA analysis integrates multiple steps in the processing of DNA samples using a non-laboratory based sample to answer instrument in just 90 minutes. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the way in which arrested individuals are enrolled in the criminal justice system, shortening the time required for their DNA to be linked to unsolved crimes and expedite the exoneration of innocent suspects. Recently, The Rapid DNA Act of 2017 was passed by both the House and Senate, and is anticipated to besigned into law by the President shortly. For more information about The Rapid DNA Act of 2017 please contact The CONSILIO Group.

Rapid DNA Analysis will help to:

  • Reduce the DNA backlog
  • Catch repeat offenders sooner
  • Prevent violent crimes
  • Exonerate the innocent
  • Protect civil liberties
  • Reduce criminal justice costs
  • Reduce bias
  • Localize DNA analysis

 

FBI Director James Comey statements to Congress in support of Rapid DNA Act: 
House Committee on the Judiciary Markup of H.R. 510: 
CEO of Integenx Bob Schueren on Rapid DNA Act (TheCONSILIOGroup):