CSI: Comcast

March 19, 2018
Cybergenetics, a bioinformation company, has chosen Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Internet services for its analysts to analyze forensic ...
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Cybergenetics, a bioinformation company, has chosen Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Internet services for its analysts to analyze forensic evidence. Crime labs around the country work with Cybergenetics to eliminate DNA evidence backlogs, especially in instances where there is more than one person's DNA sample on a specific piece of evidence.

Founded in 1994, Cybergenetics originally focused on genetics technology to automate the interpretation of DNA data for medical diagnosis and gene discovery. Five years later, it transitioned into forensic analysis.

"More and more of our data processing is occurring on cloud-based servers which allow our analysts to access data remotely for real-time updates while testifying and to share information on their devices," said Dr. Mark Perlin, chief scientific and executive officer at Cybergenetics. "In fact, when we recently asked our staff which was more important - Internet or running water - the answer was overwhelmingly that Internet was more critical, especially for our work."

Cybergenetics uses a 100 Mbps Comcast Business Internet line to allow employees to quickly access data in the cloud and Comcast Business Voice for phone-based communications.

"Our team works on 100 cases a year on average where we liaise with crime labs, prosecutors, defendants and other organizations, especially where initial DNA testing results came back as inconclusive. Our technology requires reliable Internet for uploading data to our servers, analyzing it and then presenting the results in court. The data has led to the exoneration of individuals who were wrongfully imprisoned, identified victim remains such as in the World Trade Center disaster and discovered the perpetrators of various crimes. Without Comcast Business high-performance Internet, we wouldn't be able to operate," Perlin said.

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