DNA analysis expert John Butler is one of many scientists who help advance crime-solving technology. As part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Butler tests the reliability of technology to improve the time and accuracy of DNA analysis.
â€śThe biggest thing happening right now is rapid DNA testing,â€ť says Butler. â€śInstead of taking eight hours or more to do a DNA test, we have demonstrated it is possible to do it accurately in less than an hour.â€ť
Not only does Butlerâ€™s work help forensic teams use their time and resources more efficiently, but it also aids in law enforcement cases such as murder, paternity, rape, etc.
â€śWe are helping solve crimes,â€ť said Butler. â€śThe results from these tests can impact life and liberty."
John Paul Jones, a fellow NIST member, praises Butler for his accomplishments.