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Combined DNA Index System



A database maintained by the FBI of DNA samples obtained from crime scenes and directly from convicted criminals. The system is used to generate investigative leads in the evaluation of criminal behavior such as sexual assaults and murders.
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A trade name for a mixture of ASPIRIN and CODEINE.
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In 2000, when CODIS was expanded yet again, Congress enacted the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act to supply grants to states for DNA lab work.
For individuals that choose to publicly post their whole-genome data sets in association with their identity, they risk providing their CODIS STR profiles as well as a potential link to their biological relatives.
Because CODIS only compares a known arrestee's DNA to a database housing DNA collected from crime scenes, an arrestee will only be identified if his DNA was present at a prior crime scene.
But what if future research falsified this premise by finding some variations at one or more CODIS loci to be predictive of some trait possessed by some individuals whose profiles reside in a database?
(116) Thus, the integrity of the offender index profiles in CODIS are well preserved and all thirteen loci can be discriminately examined.
(1.) CODIS would like to acknowledge the significant contribution of the six anonymous reviewers involved in this special issue.
The second search under [section] 14135a is the actual process of using the DNA sample to create a DNA profile for CODIS. (160) Courts have recognized this search as an infringement upon an individual's privacy.
Once created, the genetic profile is uploaded into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), (28) a national database overseen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (29) and subdivided into local, state, and national levels.
Un repertoire de donnees entomologiques et empreintes automobiles et un Codis (banque de donnees qui repertorie les profils ADN) ont ete etablis avec l'aide du FBI.
The department uses a FBI database known as the Combined DNA Index System, better known as CODIS, to match biological evidence found at various crime scenes with the DNA profiles of people who have been convicted of previous crimes.
NEC pointed to growing databases such as CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) in the U.S.