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).

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

GenomeWeb Premium gives you:
✔ Full site access
✔ Interest-based email alerts
✔ Access to archives

Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.