Ethiopia Launches Forensic DNA Testing

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July 09, 2022 (ENA) Ethiopia has launched forensic DNA testing domestically which is very modern and state-of-the-art technology.

The forensic DNA laboratory has started operating at the Ethiopian Police Hospital today.

Speaking
at the occasion, Ethiopian Federal Police Commissioner, General
Demelash Gebre-Michael said the DNA forensic testing laboratory will
play a significant role in bringing about significant changes in the
justice system.

The
technology would further enhance police investigative capacity as well
as reduce the cost of DNA testing, which has  thus far been conducted
abroad.

It
is to be recalled that Ethiopia started a national forensic pathology
center that would allow it provide DNA testing services locally in
August 2018.

The
national forensic pathology center established by the Millennium
Medical College of the St. Paul Hospital in Addis Ababa became the first
center to provide DNA testing service.

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