Massively Parallel Sequencing: Application to Forensics

Justice DeptMassively parallel sequencing (MPS), also called next-generation sequencing, is an exciting technology that holds promise for enhancing the capabilities of forensic DNA laboratories. However, several challenges confront the implementation of an MPS system in a crime laboratory.
This report not only provides forensic DNA scientists with one comprehensive resource which covers the fundamentals of current platforms and chemistries, but it also summarizes a series of MPS related webinars hosted by the FTCoE in conjunction with the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Institute of Applied Genetics.
This report is a product of an NIJ-funded project but is not published by the Department of Justice.