Bruce McCord received a $350,000 grant from NIJ

Bruce McCord received a $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice entitled " Rapid and selective extraction of male DNA from rape kits and other forensic evidence using pressure cycling." The proposal involves the application of high pressure pulsing combined with disulfide reducing agents for selective digestion of sperm cells and associated protamines followed by DNA extraction. The procedure is expected to improve the processing of DNA samples collected following sexual assaults.