Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the five years to 2014, the DNA and DNA Forensic Laboratories industry will benefit from improved accessibility and declining prices, which have made DNA testing more affordable and common. Furthermore, the long-term trend of an increasing number of babies being born outside of wedlock has bolstered industry demand for DNA paternity testing. Looking forward, the industry is expected to continue growing, as improved technology will increase industry productivity and revenue. Consistent investment in research and development will also support the industry, as it causes prices to decline.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry's major products can be broadly separated into two categories: forensic and discretionary DNA testing services. Over the past five years, consumer discretionary DNA testing services have been a driving factor behind the industry's growth.
Legal forensic services
Legal forensic DNA testing services are used in both criminal and civil cases. In criminal cases, DNA testing has broad applications from identifying the DNA profile of an individual off of a hair sample to establishing the identity of a completely decomposed body that is found buried. Primarily, DNA testing is used to identify or exonerate individuals linked to a specific criminal case... purchase to read more