The Better Way to Analyze DNA

Until recently, all forensic DNA testing was based on capillary electrophoresis (CE) – a technology that is over 20-years-old. Though innovative for its time, CE has data recovery limitations, especially for poor quality samples or complex mixtures. This can lead to inconclusive results, unnecessary re-testing, and cases that go unresolved for months or even years.

Fortunately, now there is a better way. The MiSeq FGx® System is the first fully validated, FBI NDIS-approved next generation sequencing (NGS) system for forensic genomic DNA analysis. It uses the same gold standard technology that has generated over 90% of the world’s DNA sequencing data, and can recover up to 10 times more data than CE in a single test.

Click here to read a case study describing how this powerful technology was recently used to resolve a complex sexual assault case, resulting in a landmark court conviction.

Even if your local jurisdiction doesn’t have NGS capabilities on-line yet, there are qualified laboratories available for outsourcing, so you don’t have to wait to start solving more cases.

To learn more, watch this free training video that explains:

• How to use NGS for active and cold case investigations
• How NGS differs from traditional forensic DNA methods
• The utility of NGS for challenging biological evidence
• Investigative intelligence capabilities: ancestry and visible trait estimation, genetic genealogy

 






Lifting Latent Fingerprints from Difficult Surfaces

ALMOST ANYONE can find, process, and lift a latent print that happens to be in a logical and obvious place like a door handle, a beer can, or a butcher knife. But sometimes, a latent print is not just sitting there in a logical and obvious place. Sometimes, you have to use your imagination to find the print and your skills to lift it.

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