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Community Pulse - February 8, 2019

Contra Costa OKs new tech for sheriff to quickly match DNA to known samples

Thermo Fisher system could identify suspects in major crimes or victims in mass causality incidents

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors recently authorized the county sheriff to purchase a new machine that offers quick turnaround on DNA analysis tests to identify suspects in violent crimes or victims in mass casualty incidents like the recent Camp Fire in Butte County.

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