NEC plans DNA analyzer for nearly-instant results
The NEC analyzer integrates all steps required in DNA analysis. By 2014, NEC intends to issue a model that will be able to process samples at the scene of a crime or at disaster sites in as little as 25 minutes. The current version of the analyzer takes about an hour for all DNA-determining tasks, but NEC intends to bring the time down to 25 minutes. The new analyzer's ability to output samples quickly for use with DNA databases can have a significant effect on crime-solving and helping people who are victims of natural disasters.