Kansas AG says DNA sample backlog has been reduced by 70 percent

Progress has been made in reducing the backlog of unprocessed DNA samples in the Kansas Bureau of Investigations laboratory, according to Kansas Attorney General Steve Six.

In September 2009, there were more than 38,000 DNA samples awaiting testing by KBI lab workers. Another 11,277 came in for processing so far this year, and even with that increase, Six says the backlog has been cut to 11,318, thanks to additional funding from the Kansas legislature and the federal government.

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