Familial DNA Approved By Senate Subcommittee

"Following the tragic death of Howard Beach resident and constituent, Karina Vetrano, your state elected officials have continued to push the Commission on Forensic Science to adopt guidelines that would allow the use of familial DNA testing, a system that has been proven effective in other parts of the country," Addabbo said. "Today, I commend the Subcommittee on the Commission on Forensic Science for hearing the advantages of proper use of familial DNA and approving its use in our state. It is our hope that by approving the careful use of familial DNA matching, we will be better equipped to solve investigations and assist law enforcement."