HOUSTON, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyTreeDNA partnered with detectives in the San Diego Police Department Sex
The FamilyTreeDNA laboratory developed a DNA profile from crime scene evidence provided by investigators, uploaded it into their family matching database, and identified direct matches of the potential suspect by comparing their DNA to the profile created by the laboratory. According to President and Founder, Bennett Greenspan, "We've seen a very rapid succession of violent crime arrests, and the identification of cold case victims, in just a few short months."
FamilyTreeDNA Laboratory Director, Connie Bormans, said, "We've used very cutting-edge technology to help take a potential serial rapist off the streets. As a scientist and a mother, this work is very gratifying."
FamilyTreeDNA, the first company to market direct-to-consumer DNA testing for genetic genealogy purposes, began allowing customers from competitor companies to upload their genetic files, at no charge, more than five years ago.
MEDIA: "Families Want Answers" :30 Spot. https://www.dropbox.com/s/hpaowzheym5p9yf/FTDNA%20Ed%20Smart.mp4?dl=0
About FamilyTreeDNA and Gene-by-Gene
DNA testing industry, and the top choice for strict consumer privacy, according to U.S. News and World Report - January 8, 2019. FamilyTreeDNA is a privately held company located in Houston, Texas. www.familytreedna.com. Gene-by-Gene is a CAP and CLIA accredited laboratory located in Houston, Texas which processes genetic tests for commercial customers, along with consumer DNA tests for its FamilyTreeDNA division. www.genebygene.com
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