NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina has launched the MiSeq FGx Forensic Genomics System, a next-generation sequencing system validated specifically for forensic applications, the company said today.

The system includes the MiSeq FGx sequencing instrument, the ForenSeq DNA Signature Prep Kit, and ForenSeq Universal Analysis software. It evaluates both short tandem repeats (STRs) and SNPs, and is compatible with existing DNA databases like the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

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