Daily Archives: October 26, 2017

The Future of the CYP2D6 Molecular Autopsy using Tramadol-Exposed Individuals

Molecular autopsy describes the use of genetic data to aid in determining cause and/or manner of death in situations where traditional medico-legal autopsy is undetermined. Seminal papers in this field have used genetic variation in the cytochrome p450 family 2, subfamily D, polypeptide 6 (CYP2D6) locus to classify four main metabolizer phenotypes: poor, intermediate, extensive, and ultrarapid.

DNA lab for identifying missing persons opens in The Hague

THE HAGUE, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) on Tuesday opened a state-of-the-art DNA laboratory at its new headquarters in The Hague.
The laboratory system focuses exclusively on missing persons identification and utilizes Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), a technique that is expected to deliver an exponential increase in the power of DNA identification, according to ICMP, a treaty-based international organization with a mandate to secure the cooperation of governments and others in locating and identifying missing persons.