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Yucatán creates most modern Laboratory of Forensic Genetics in Mexico

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"Since the government is working on a strategy in which the social crime prevention is paramount, without neglecting the investments that ensure combat crime and respond accurately and promptly." Said Governor Rolando Zapata Bello

With an investment of over 1.5 billion, the laboratory has the possibility of DNA extractions to perform genetic profiles. They may be removed from tiny traces of blood, saliva, hair, bones and biological residues found in used clothing, and even traces of sweat on fabrics and hats, among other items, with high precision. Modern equipment, more than 60, were brought from countries like Germany, France and the United States, which ensures that there will be robotic systems and automated more sophisticated for the category.

The state of Yucatan is the safest state in the country. Here the violent crime rate is the lowest in Mexico, although this has not influenced the State Governor Rolando Zapata Bello, campaigning commit to creating the necessary mechanisms to lead his people Legal Certainty.

"Since the government is working on a strategy in which the social crime prevention is paramount, without neglecting the investments that ensure combat crime and respond accurately and promptly to any contingency." Said Governor Rolando Zapata Bello at the opening ceremony of the Laboratory of Forensic Genetics.

He added that "we are investing in security because it is imperative to further strengthen the areas that truly ensure and promote the development of the entity. Safety is one of the strengths that attracts investment and promotes job creation. Investing in security is to impact so transversal strategies and objectives that, collectively, we have set. "

The Attorney General of the State of Yucatan, Celia María Rivas Palacio told the ABC MUNDIAL newspaper that "this lab is to support the new system of administration of justice in the state of Yucatan, and of course, gives much more certainty now because remember that the tests have to be scientific, that's important. "

"Now in the process that we have to bring to the judge to perform resolution tests are based on scientific facts. Then there comes the importance of this lab. In addition, the laboratory gives much certainty because it handles 24 markers instead of the 16 or 13 markers usually used in other places, that makes us the lab results and more accurate and reliable advice. "

Moreover, the Attorney General said, "now we have efficient processes, because prior to a DNA test had to ask for support from other states of the republic that had laboratory or private laboratories, and this meant time first, because there was to move the sample, have a chain of custody throughout the process sometimes took months to get results now will do much more disruptive to have those results. And also in the economic part because I'd have to move with the samples, to be guarding this sample throughout the process was carried out to obtain the corresponding expert opinions DNA testing. "

The Director of the Department of Forensic Chemistry Rosalba Gamboa Magaña, who also directed the Laboratory of Forensic Genetics, pointed to undertake a project to create a genetic database to identify or exclude certain data, involving a native person in this state in a malfeasance.

Throughout Mexico there are 20 laboratories Forensic Genetics, but the state of Yucatán is the most modern in the country and the authorities are committed to renewing technology each year to stay ahead in the administration of Justice

Traslation Belén Zapata