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Forensic testing has become more precise with the introduction of next generation sequencing technology, by providing more insight from standard PCR forensic DNA methods, with much greater resolution than previously possible, in a single targeted assay.

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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.

DNA Crime Stain Analysis

DNA Crime Stain Analysis

When DNA is too degraded for STRs to yield conclusive results, identity-specific SNPs can provide additional means of identification. Biogeographical informative SNPs and phenotype informative SNPs, which estimate traits such as hair and eye color, help sketch a physical description and generate leads.

Cold Cases

Cold Cases

When DNA is too degraded for STRs to yield conclusive results, identity-specific SNPs can provide additional means of identification. This results in a more superior analysis of these challenging samples and turn cold cases into hot leads using the phenotypic and biographic markers.

Missing Persons

Missing Persons

The widespread application of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in numerous areas of molecular biology research and applied sciences now allows forensic science the full power of targeted NGS to address challenging missing persons cases.

Disaster Victim Identification

Disaster Victim Identification

For the identification of disaster victims, the FGx provides a complete, fully validated DNA-to-data solution created for victim identification. The MiSeq FGx Forensic Genomics System has an increased number of loci that can be investigated in the same run off the same sample.

Forensic Genetic Genealogy

Forensic Genetic Genealogy

FGG combines genetic and genealogy methods to identify people through relatives. The results provide investigative intelligence that exonerates the innocent, matches adoptees, and creates leads for cold cases. FGG is particularly useful when traditional methods are inconclusive, or all other options are exhausted.