In the increasingly interconnected and complex world, the ability to uniquely identify individuals, generate investigative leads, and attribute trace-level evidence are becoming essential for intelligence applications, national security, and criminal justice.
In 2015, the National Institute of Justice awarded Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, a 19-month applied research project to evaluate the feasibility of Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) technology, also known as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), for forensic science applications. Battelle enlisted participation from prominent operational forensic laboratories spanning city, county, state and federal levels, and laboratories in research and academia.
Battelle anticipates that the data from this study, combined with the critical insight from participating thought leaders of the forensic DNA community, will facilitate the development of a strategic roadmap for eventual implementation of MPS to support law enforcement and the criminal justice community.
Join Us for a Webinar
National Institute of Justice Study Report: Overview of the Testing Results for the Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) Feasibility and Guidance Study for Forensic DNA
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017
2 p.m. EDT
Join us for this 60-minute webinar where we’ll reveal:
- The results of this applied research endeavor.
- The objective assessment of the MPS technology for forensic applications, including its strengths, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for improvement.