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Govt buys DNA machine
Publish Date: Dec 28, 2005
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By Charles Ariko

THE long-awaited DNA machine ordered by the Government last year has finally arrived.

Installation of the multi-purpose DNA machine worth $240,000 (sh439m) has already been completed at the government Analytical laboratory in Wandegeya, Kampala.

The machine was procured from Switzerland through a South Africa-based company, Applied BioSystems, one of the licensed subsidiary companies that supply DNA machines in Africa.

The acting commissioner in-charge of the laboratory, Mohammed Lugudo, on Friday said a South African expert installed the Genetic Analyser DNA machine model 3130x.

Lugudo said it would cost $240 for a test to determine the paternity of a child. This involves testing the father, mother and a child. Any additional child would cost $100.

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