Calif. forensic lab uses animal DNA to solve crimes

09/3/2013 | San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

The University of California, Davis' Veterinary Genetics Laboratory helps law enforcement investigators by analyzing animal DNA from crime scenes. The lab's three scientists can help solve crimes such as murder, rape and animal abuse, and they want more people to know what they can do. "What's frustrating right now is we know there are a lot of cold cases out there where there's animal evidence that can be used, and people aren't aware that we can use it," the lab's Teri Kun said.

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