Daily Archives: May 17, 2012

Life Technologies Teams with Copan Flock on Forensics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today said that it has signed an agreement to collaborate with Copan Flock in providing an integrated, end-to-end system for DNA forensics.

Kinship Index Variations among Populations and Thresholds for Familial Searching

by Jianye Ge, Bruce Budowle
Current familial searching strategies are developed primarily based on autosomal STR loci, since most of the offender profiles in the forensic DNA databases do not contain Y-STR or mitochondrial DNA data. There are generally two familial searching methods, Identity-by-State (IBS) based methods or kinship index (KI) based methods.