Speaking to Gulf News, Dr Ahmad Al Marzooqi, Head of the Forensic Biology and DNA Section at Abu Dhabi Police, said: "The UAE has around 13,000 DNA profiles
of criminals collected from crime scenes.
That means that we could identify a surname from a DNA profile
In unknown suspect cases, forensic laboratories attempt to match the DNA profile
obtained from the crime scene evidence against DNA profiles
from other cases, or against DNA profiles
from convicted offenders.
A DNA profile
of her assailant was derived after she was taken to the hospital and a rape kit was prepared.
Blood found within the recesses of the buttons of a wristwatch also found at Cao's home matched Kevin's DNA profile
from evidence collected at crime scenes is also loaded onto the database and police are then able to wait for that magic moment when a match is made and an individual is linked to a crime.
A DNA profile
can be obtained from a body, even if it has been burnt in a fire.
Evidence recovered from the crime scene revealed that the victim had been sexually assaulted and that evidence provided a DNA profile
of the offender.
Last year detectives re-investigating the case made a major breakthrough when forensic experts discovered a DNA profile
which they believe belongs to the killer.
LANCASTER - Assemblyman Phil Wyman said he wants to expand California's DNA profile
database to include a wider range of convicted criminals.