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Forensic Genomics

More conclusive results in forensic testing are now a practical reality thanks to advances in genomics. Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology and informatics deliver far more insight from forensic DNA than traditional PCR and capillary electrophoresis (CE) methods, with a much higher resolution than ever before possible. You’ll find the answers you need efficiently with a greater degree of certainty, with the focused power of NGS-based forensic genomics approaches.

Massively Parallel Sequencing - The Time is Now
Massively Parallel Sequencing – The Time is Now

Hear from experts in the field how massively parallel NGS technology is paving the way ahead and why now is the time to adopt.

NGS allows examiners to generate data that span the human genome and address a wider range of questions in a single, targeted assay. Moreover, NGS-generated STR allele calls are fully compatible with current database formats. Early studies provide a promising view of the advantages NGS brings to analysis of even the smallest, most compromised, and highly mixed evidentiary samples.

Overview: NGS and Forensic Genomics

Find out more about how NGS works. Learn about the advantages of NGS over PCR and CE technologies for forensic analysis applications.

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Tap into the power of NGS for your forensic genomics work. Extract maximum information from limited samples. Get accurate, actionable clues that can help you find missing persons and solve criminal cases.

Criminal Casework
Forensic DNA Databases
Disaster Victim Identification
Missing Person Identification
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Break through the limitations of PCR and capillary electrophoresis DNA analysis for human identification. Explore NGS forensics methods that offer a simple workflow and enable simultaneous analysis of multiple polymorphisms.

SNP and STR Sequencing
mtDNA Sequencing
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Forensic Genomics Validation and Casework Implementation

Expert interviews on how NGS is being used in forensic DNA casework labs, and on the forefront of genetic investigative leads.

Criminal Casework
Forensic Genomics Video Part 1
Forensic Genomics Videos Part 1 and 2

Hear from Dr. Bruce Budowle about the future of forensic genomics in this 2-part video series. View Video Part 1

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Developmental Validation of NGS Article
Developmental Validation of NGS

View the data validating targeted NGS for forensic DNA casework and database labs.

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Harnessing NGS to Solve Crimes
Harnessing NGS to Solve Crimes

Criminalists use MiSeq FGx for high-resolution DNA profiling to build better forensic DNA databases.

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Future of Forensic Genomics
Future of Forensic Genomics

Researchers use NGS to obtain more information-rich data and answer more complex forensic questions.

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Recreating a Face Based on DNA
Recreating a Face Based on DNA

Researchers identify genetic variants that influence facial features to enable facial imaging from DNA.

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