Qi­a­gen picks up DNA foren­sics com­pa­ny for $150M

Dutch an­a­lyt­ics and re­search ser­vices gi­ant Qi­a­gen has bought the foren­sic ge­net­ics com­pa­ny Vero­gen for $150 mil­lion, the com­pa­nies an­nounced Mon­day.

Vero­gen per­forms DNA test­ing on sam­ples from crime scenes, war zones, nat­ur­al dis­as­ters and oth­er non-clin­i­cal or re­search set­tings. In re­cent years, crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tors and am­a­teur sleuths have used ge­net­ic test­ing to solve cold cas­es that have re­mained dor­mant for years, of­ten us­ing ge­net­ic tests com­bined with large DNA data­bas­es to track down sus­pects.

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