Homeland Security to debut new portable DNA screener this summer

NextGov reports  the Homeland Security Department has plans this summer to begin testing a DNA analyzer that’s small enough to be easily portable and fast enough to return results in less than an hour.

The analyzer, about the size of a laser printer, initially will be used to determine kinship among refugees and asylum seekers and could eventually be used to positively identify criminals, illegal immigrants, missing persons and mass casualty victims.

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