Mitochondrial

Genomics

Mitochondrial DNA sequencing is used in human identification, forensics, population genetics and biodiversity assessments and is also used in the study of human disease.

Services

Mitochondrial Disorders

Mitochondrial Disorders

The FGIH supports investigative tests of
mitochondrial disorders by offering whole
genome sequencing of the mitochondria (without requiring whole genome/Exome nuclear DNA sequencing) or just the control region.

Anthropological Studies

Anthropological Studies

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is used to study the genetic origin of populations, help to determine population kinship and to better understand the gradual changes
of the gene pool in space and time.

Genealogy Studies

Genealogy Studies

The distribution of different mutations across the global populations is not uniform, thereby allowing geographical ancestry of biological evidence to be inferred, which can be critical in genealogy studies.