Massively Parallel Sequencing as an Investigative Tool

Luke Ryan, Queensland Health, Forensic, and Scientific Services, discusses the usefulness of biogeographical ancestry and externally visible traits using NGS for generating investigative leads in criminal casework.

Solving the unsolvable?

Dr. Marta Diepenbroek, Institute of Legal Medicine, Munich, describes her validation of the custom Molecular identi-kit, which combines ancestry-informative autosomal and Y-chromosomal SNPs with phenotype prediction.

Next-Generation Sequencing for Forensic DNA Analysis

Executive Director Soizic Le-Gunier discusses how Institute Genetics Nantes Atlantique (IGNA) uses the various technology options and how SNP genotyping will have an impact in the future.

Massively Parallel Sequencing of mtDNA in a Casework Laboratory

Jennifer Churchill, PhD, Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas, provides guidance for bringing mtDNA analysis into casework operations.

Mitochondrial DNA Analysis in Human Identification

Walther Parson, PhD, from the Institute of Legal Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, discusses a number of cases his lab has worked on using mtDNA analysis to make critical identifications.

MPS of STRs in Forensic DNA Analysis

Dr. Pedro Barrio, a DNA expert with the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences in Madrid, Spain, describes his experience working with mixtures using NGS to get more information from his samples.