New Software Heralded as Future of Rape Kit Testing

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In California’s Alameda County forensics laboratory where rape kits are processed, robots have reduced the time needed to test kits — the sets of evidence collected from a victim after a sexual assault — by processing dozens of DNA samples at once, reports Vocativ. The innovation is vital, as the U.S. reckons with a backlog of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits . . .

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