Human ID and Forensics

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Back-to-basics – EZ1 extraction

With recent advances in technology and automation, forensic laboratories can now streamline the DNA analysis process to increase efficiency and throughput, while reducing manual manipulation. The level of automation, or throughput, is flexible, and can be structured to fit each laboratory’s needs – from platforms dedicated to a single purpose to instruments that are a… Read article →


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Automating your casework extraction process

In the past several years there has clearly been a rise in demand for DNA analysis. With more samples being submitted to forensic laboratories for testing, and advances in technology, automation has become a necessity for crime laboratories, since there is not enough manpower to keep up with the ever-growing caseload. Automation offers a more… Read article →


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 →


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Explore new heights and gain momentum in your forensic research – powered by NGS!

QIAGEN reaches new peaks to ensure your insights into forensic analysis, exploiting the power of next-generation sequencing (NGS). NGS empowers forensic laboratories to obtain an increased amount of data through the ability to multiplex large numbers of markers – enabling greater success in solving crimes or resolving complex paternity cases, with essential information on identity,… Read article →