Combined DNA Index System

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Noun1.Combined DNA Index System - the DNA file maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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CODIS DNA profiles are composed of thirteen core loci (24) containing what is believed to be non-coding DNA.
Managed by the National DNA Index System (NDIS), CODIS facilitates the electronic comparison and exchange of DNA profiles between participating local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories.
The FBI currently examines thirteen different loci to identify individual DNA samples in the CODIS database.
It would be difficult to overstate the impact of CODIS in law enforcement," DPS Director Steven McCraw said in a prepared statement.
According to the FBI, CODIS has produced more than 142,700 "hits" assisting in more than 137,100 investigations nationally.
CODIS also operates within three jurisdictional tiers: local
56) CODIS was "developed specifically to enable public forensic DNA laboratories to create searchable DNA databases of authorized DNA profiles.
Detectives re-examined the evidence in May of this year and at that time were able to meet CODIS standards, which led them to Martinez.
ABBREVIATIONS: AAFS = American Academy of Forensic Science; CLS = clinical laboratory science; CODIS = combined DNA index system; DNA = deoxyribonucleic acid; FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation; PCR = polymerase chain reaction; RFLP = restriction fragment length polymorphisms; STR = short tandem repeats; VNTR = variable numbers of tandem repeats.
The FBI Laboratory's CODIS Unit directs both the CODIS Program and the National DNA Index System (NDIS).
The result was a customized version of CODIS, the FBI's DNA index system, created to match the DNA from victims of the attack with that provided by their relatives.