Published in Physician Law Weekly, October 13th, 2004
The grants are the first under a Bush administration initiative announced last year that seeks $1 billion during the next 5 years to bolster DNA testing of convicts and evidence and eliminate all state and federal DNA analysis backlogs.
There are now some 485,000 DNA samples pending analysis nationwide from crime scenes and victims; as many as 300,000 samples from convicted criminals need to be processed, and as many as 1 million more convicts haven't...
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