Age estimation

Methylation-based age estimation

Identifying individuals at crime or mass disaster scenes can pose numerous problems for the investigators. Age determination can be a very useful tool in aiding to correctly identifying bodies, partial remains or biological fluids found at these types of scenes, by providing investigative leads. Traditional methods used by forensic anthropologists, such as morphological inspections, are… Read article →



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ISO 18385:2016 external certification achieved!

As innovation and technology development in DNA profiling permit increased sensitivity during short tandem repeat (STR) analysis, minute levels of exogenous DNA that were previously undetected may now generate partial profiles. Such contamination can prevent successful analysis and jeopardize the integrity of irreplaceable casework samples. Therefore, ISO 18385:2016 was developed to assure and, where necessary,… Read article →


Festival of Genomics

Join us at the Festival of Genomics, 2017

On October 3-4, QIAGEN will be in Boston, MA at the 2017 Festival of Genomics, along with numerous researchers and experts interested in the festival’s goal “to bring the benefits of genomics to patients, faster.” Visit us in booth #612 to see how we are helping advance genomic research by overcoming classic barriers in next-generation… Read article →