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Meet a microbiome scientist: Q&A with 2017 Microbiome Awards winner Dr. Michael Montague

As a part of our Microbiome Awards winners interview series, we spoke with Dr. Michael Montague, a Postdoctoral Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Platt, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Montague received his Ph.D. from New York University. His project aims to study the brain-gut network in free-range macaques to understand the… 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 →