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July 2015 - Issue 1
Welcome to our monthly eNewsletter focused on the powerful new diagnostic capabilities that Applied Genomics delivers and the people who make them happen.
Battelle works with the Applied Genomics Today Newsletter will keep you up-to-date on cutting edge technologies, services and processes.
It’s a dream of DNA forensics: the ability to generate an accurate picture of a suspect from a DNA sample. How close are we, and how accurate will these pictures be? New DNA forensic techniques could soon let investigators learn a lot more from genetic samples.
In spite of media hype about artists creating computer-generated portraits from the DNA found in old chewing gum, we’re not quite ready to generate DNA-based police sketches. While these artist’s renderings are intriguing, there are two critical barriers to using DNA to create an accurate picture of a specific individual:
We might not be able to generate a DNA-based police sketch yet, but there is still a lot of potential forensic value in DNA evidence. Here is what scientists can tell from a DNA sample today:
Scientists at Battelle are pushing the boundaries of applied genomics to help investigators extract meaningful information out of DNA samples that do not product an exact match in existing DNA databases. Learn more about how Battelle ExactID helps DNA forensic scientists build a picture from DNA.
Battelle is pleased to announce that Battelle ExactID, a powerful new tool for genomic analysis, is now available from NicheVision, Inc.
ExactID applies advanced bioinformatics to next-generation sequencing data to extract valuable information from genetic samples even when they don’t return any matches from existing databases. The program analyzes biomarkers that can predict physical appearance, ancestry, clinical traits and familial relationships among people.
Under a distribution agreement with Battelle, NicheVision will market and distribute ExactID to law enforcement, government and commercial entities worldwide. They will also install the software for users and provide ongoing service and support.
The ExactID software is low cost, fast and easy to use, making it accessible to law enforcement at all levels.
NicheVision, Inc. develops software and integrated solutions to automate normally tedious and time-consuming laboratory tasks so they can be accomplished faster, with less stress, and greater accuracy.