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Massively Parallel Sequencing

Massively Parallel Sequencing is Here for Forensic Genomics

In a ground-breaking study conducted on behalf of the National Institute of Justice, Battelle establishes optimized workflows, sequencing methods and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the use of MPS technology within forensic laboratories.  

This is the foundation the forensic community has been waiting for to build a strategic MPS implementation roadmap. Now it’s time to join the effort. 

The Benefits of MPS Technology for the Law Enforcement Community

Facilitate justice against the perpetrator, vindicate the wrongfully accused, and deliver closure to victim’s families by getting more out of DNA evidence.

Traditional DNA research requires a complete, unadulterated sample—which must also have a match in a database—to determine the identity of a subject. Massively Parallel Sequencing (also called Next Gen Sequencing, or High Throughput Sequencing) empowers investigators to build a profile of a subject from partial, degraded, or mixed DNA samples. 

With MPS, you will be able to answer questions like: 

  • Human identity
  • Kinship
  • Phenotype
  • Ancestral Origin

Determine a victim or a perpetrator’s identity from compromised or partial DNA evidence. This is about more than equipment and technology — it’s about solving cases to deliver real, human impact. Want to be among the first to integrate MPS into your case work? 

See how Battelle can partner with your lab


Adopting MPS in Your Lab Begins with Leadership & Education. 

Getting up to speed on Massively Parallel Sequencing? Unsure how to integrate the technology into your workflows and processes? 

Battelle is on the front lines leading the discussion with forensic leaders around the country to validate, implement, and optimize this game-changing technology for probative and non-probative case work. Discover our resources designed specifically for DNA leaders, forensic scientists, and crime lab directors.

MPS Resources

MPS White Paper
NIJ Report Webinar
Technical Series
Lab FAQ Guide


The Case Study: How MPS is Changing the Game for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office

There are more than 1,200 missing persons in Ohio. That number represents a huge emotional toll on Ohio families, and financial strain for the Attorney General’s office.

Battelle is pioneering MPS adoption in the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to solve missing person’s cases with greater speed and accuracy. With traditional methods, the lab had to wait up to six months to get DNA identification results from a federal lab. Now, the lab can run tests on degraded samples in-house, delivering results in a substantially faster time frame.

Read the case study.