However, Professor George Church, of Harvard University, who pioneered the use of the Crispr technique, said it could also be used by criminals to disappear from forensic databases
or evade detection.
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The familial DNA search found a partial match between DNA recovered from the victim's bodies and DNA from an offender whose profile was in the forensic database
. The police put together a list of that offender's male relatives, focusing on the ones who lived nearby and were old enough to have committed the murders.
Other partners in the project, which is one of the largest developments of a forensic database
anywhere in the world, are Sheffield Hallam University, UK Police including New Scotland Yard and West Midlands Police, as well as organisations from Spain, Holland, Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Belgium and the Republic of Ireland.
He outlines concepts and best practices of enterprise security management (ESM), a type of enterprise-level software with high-performance information analysis tools, a forensic database
, interactive analyst console, and real-time event connectors.
Investigators will have access to European-wide telephone surveillance and an international forensic database