Research

& Academia

Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub provides next generation sequencing technology to the clinical genetics market, to researchers, academia and the criminal justice system.

We are dedicated to assisting university students in the understanding and use of this technology, offering advice, training and preferential rates where possible.

Services

Next Generation Sequencing in Human Identification

Next Generation Sequencing in Human Identification

NGS is Invaluable for human identification, as it is able to resolve Short Tandem Repeats alleles that are identical by size but different by sequence; to provide increased resolution of mixed DNA samples; and the potential to recover additional information from low level and degraded samples.

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.