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O.C. DNA profile database is expanding

October 6, 2009 12:57:07 AM PDT
The Orange County District Attorney's office says its DNA database is rapidly expanding.There are now about 15,000 profiles in the database. Most have been collected from low-level offenders who voluntarily submit DNA samples in exchange for having their charges dropped.

Officials hope to start using the database to identify suspects by the beginning of next year.

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