Daily Archives: December 29, 2015

Free Webinar: Massively Parallel Sequencing for Forensic DNA Analysis

WebinarsIn this webinar, we presented data demonstrating performance of the PowerSeq™ Systems, and outline the strengths and limitations of massively parallel sequencing technologies for routine forensic analysis. The prototype PowerSeq™ Systems include primers and amplification master mix for sequencing autosomal short tandem repeats (STRs), Y-chromosome STRs, the mitochondrial DNA control region, and various combinations of the three on an Illumina MiSeq® System.

Speaker: Douglas R. Storts, Ph.D.
Head of Research, Nucleic Acid Technologies, Promega Corporation

Slides available for download.

Rulemaking Under Way for DNA Testing for Hawaiian Homelands

Hawaian VillageWhen the state deemed Leighton Pang Kee ineligible for one of the most valuable benefits available to Native Hawaiians — land at almost no cost — because he couldn’t show that he was at least 50 percent Hawaiian, he sued.

NIJ awards FIU $1.5 million for forensic science research

NIJ and IFRIResearchers at FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to further research in drug exposure detection, crime scene investigation, synthetic cannabinoids and DNA analysis.

DC forensics lab to resume DNA testing in January

DNA LabWASHINGTON – Nine months after DNA testing was suspended at the District’s independent crime lab, officials said evidence analysis will resume in January following a training and management overhaul.