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05.21.2010 Prosecutor opens DNA laboratory

posted Oct 19, 2009, 10:41 PM by Javier Mora   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 10:01 AM by Xa Freda ]

The Attorney General's Office yesterday opened the first DNA laboratory that will allow solving crime with greater precision and efficiency, said the attorney general, Washington Pesántez.

The modern laboratory, the first in the country, is located on the premises of the Office of Traffic Offences in Quito, and begin operation later this month.

It has equipment such as exhaust fans, air conditioners, freezers, to preserve samples of possible suspects involved in a criminal act.

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Paternity? According Pesántez, the laboratory will also become an alternative to decongest the demands of parenting that exist in different courts for children and adolescents.

"For the first time in the prosecution and criminal justice, we are inaugurating the DNA laboratory, which will serve the entire national system of justice," he said.

He stressed that this system was launched globally in 1985 and after 25 years, you can access such technology in Ecuador. (RET)

Photo: Leisereiter Images 2013