DNA profiling, also known as DNA fingerprinting, offers unparalleled accuracy and reliability, unlike traditional methods such as fingerprinting or blood typing. The critical strength of DNA profiling lies in its unique ability to analyze specific regions of an individual’s DNA, known as short tandem repeats (STRs). These STRs are highly variable among individuals, making the likelihood of two people sharing the same DNA profile infinitesimally small. This level of specificity enables forensic experts to establish a match with an extraordinarily high degree of certainty. Moreover, DNA profiling can be applied to various biological samples, such as hair, blood, semen, and even minute traces of biological material left at crime scenes. This versatility significantly expands the scope of cases where DNA profiling can be employed, providing a powerful tool for investigators in solving crimes.
In contrast to conventional methods that may be limited by the quality or quantity of the sample, DNA profiling allows for the analysis of degraded or minute samples, enhancing its utility in challenging forensic scenarios. The accuracy and reliability of DNA profiling have led to its widespread acceptance in legal systems around the world, and it has become the gold standard for individual identification. While traditional techniques may provide valuable information, DNA profiling offers unparalleled certainty, making it a game-changer in forensic investigations. Its efficacy has not only revolutionized criminal investigations but has also found applications in civil disputes, such as paternity testing and immigration cases. Overall, DNA profiling is a highly effective and indispensable tool in the quest for justice, setting a new standard for conclusively establishing individuals’ identities in various legal contexts.
The types of cases that are solved by Truth Labs include:
Sexual assault and gang-rape cases
Kinship DNA test
Lineage/Familial disputes resolution
DNA Fingerprinting for Organ Transplants
DNA analysis of crime scene evidence
Identification of victims of mass disasters
Suspected baby swapping cases
Immigration VISA DNA test
Suspected cases of driver swapping
Missing person identification
Ancient DNA analysis
Truth Labs also carried out examination of a wide variety of biological samples including blood, teeth, bones, muscles, saliva, semen, hair, nails, blood-stained garments, weapons as well as physical evidence like knives, scissors, bamboo sticks, iron rods, used condoms, etc.
Truth Labs, the first independent forensic science laboratory in India set up in 2007 has successfully completed 16 years of service by having established labs in six metropolitan cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, and reporting over 25,000 cases referred by Supreme Court, 6 High Courts, besides Sessions and Subordinate Courts of over 15 states as well as major Central Police organizations like CBI, NIA, NCRB, CRDF, SSB, etc. & State Police organizations of over 18 states besides over 1000 cases from Central and State Govt. Depts., Banks, Insurance Companies, Lawyers & Law Firms, Corporates & MNCs and Common People from 25 states across the country.
It is a matter of great satisfaction to the Experts, Founder of Truth Labs, its Advisory and Management Board that about 50 percent of the cases referred to Truth Labs come from Courts, Police, and Government Departments showing the reputation and supreme status of Truth Labs across India.