My Latest Story: FBI Software Glitch Causing Incorrect DNA Information To Display On Crime Lab Computers
State DNA scientists have discovered a software glitch the FBI’s national DNA database—an error officials say led to the display incorrect information for at least two genetic profiles in state cases, and which may be impacting cases across the country, Bronx Justice News has learned.
The glitch was discovered by New York’s state’s DNA lab after technicians noticed results being displayed for an offender “hit” from CODIS—the FBI’s national DNA database—was inaccurate. Later, a second instance of incorrect genetic information being displayed was discovered.
The problem is impacting local CODIS-accredited labs nationwide, officials said.
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