Daily Archives: July 29, 2011

Half of Swiss men share ‘pharaoh gene’

The Local Switzerland
Every second Swiss male is related to the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, according to researchers in Zurich.

High-throughput sequencing of core STR loci for forensic genetic investigations using the Roche Genome Sequencer FLX platform


BioTechniques, Vol. 51, No. 2, August 2011
Sarah L. Fordyce*1, Maria C. Ávila-Arcos*1, Eszter Rockenbauer2, Claus Børsting2, Rune Frank-Hansen2, Frederik Torp Petersen2, Eske Willerslev1, Anders J. Hansen2, Niels Morling2, and M. Thomas. P. Gilbert11Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
2Section of Forensic Genetics, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

…Here we present an STR profiling method based on the use of the Roche Genome Sequencer (GS) FLX to simultaneously sequence multiple core STR loci…