Mexico City finalizes steps to open pioneering DNA bank against sex offenders

The DNA bank will be the first in the country, where more than 10 women are murdered every day, and will be a fundamental tool in the investigation of violence against women.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Government of Mexico City presented on Tuesday the first DNA bank in the country that will house genetic information of sex offenders and address the wave of violence against women.

Although the work is finished, it is still awaiting certifications to operate, and it is expected to start operating in August, according to the authorities.

During the final event, several authorities, among them the head of government of the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, visited the facilities and recalled that this DNA bank adds to a series of governmental tools and actions dedicated to eradicating violence against . . .

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