New York City's chief medical examiner is planning "to test hundreds of DNA samples a day from nearly every crime scene, including burglarized homes and stolen cars," the Times reports. Before, DNA testing was only done routinely only in homicides, rapes and the most serious assaults."Because many property crimes do not yield blood, semen or saliva, the lab will use DNA samples previously considered too minuscule to collect, like skin cells left in a smudged fingerprint or a ski mask, and match them against databases of convicted felons, suspects and DNA profiles from crime scenes and rape kits."
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