On Thursday 29 January, Norway’s most popular science TV show, “Schrödingers katt” on NRK, made a story on how enzymes from ArcticZymes can improve DNA analysis as part of the criminal investigation of rape cases.
Through interviews with Marthe Aune, bioengineer at the Center for Legal Genetics (Rettsgenetisk senter) in Tromsø, the story explains how enzymes from arctic shrimps can be used to remove the DNA in a DNA test from a rape victim, without damaging the sperm cell DNA from the rapist.
As the story points out, enzymes from ArcticZymes make such DNA analysis easier and more evident with regards to a reliable output. More evident DNA profiles will strengthen criminal investigations and evidences in rape cases.
As a student at the Arctic University of Norway, Marthe Aune has previously headed a research project in cooperation with ArcticZymes on arctic enzymes and DNA in legal genetic analysis.