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NGS Interpretation Guidelines Published by SWGDAM

The Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) has released interpretation guidelines for forensic DNA testing laboratories performing next generation sequencing (NGS). Two documents have been published on the SWGDAM website: Addendum to "SWGDAM...

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Funding Information for U.S. Forensic Laboratories

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions we hear: “Are grant funds available for NGS implementation?” Fortunately, the answer is “Yes,” there are several opportunities for grant funds, with the options and availability depending on your lab’s location and other...

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A Look Back at the Scientific Literature of 2018

When I look back on 2018, I see a year dominated in the journals by massively parallel sequencing (MPS) in many facets.  While it would be exhausting to detail every relevant paper from the year, I wanted to share some of the themes and a handful of the papers I found...

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Recent Highlights of the Mitochondrial DNA Literature

When the first mitochondrial reference genome was published as the Cambridge Reference Sequence in 1981, mitochondrial genomics in its current form was enabled for all investigational purposes.[i]  This work was so instrumental to our understanding and...

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NGS Interpretation Guidelines Published by SWGDAM

The Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) has released interpretation guidelines for forensic DNA testing laboratories performing next generation sequencing (NGS). Two documents have been published on the SWGDAM website: Addendum to "SWGDAM...

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