Verogen Forensic Genomics Market Advances Due to Consumer Databases, Technology Innovation Premium As 2020 dawns, forensic genomics is poised for growth as companies aim to harness the power of consumer databases coupled with advances in sequencing. Forensic Genomics Firm Verogen Acquires Genealogy Website GEDmatch Verogen will gain access to GEDmatch's database of genetic profiles, although users can choose whether law enforcement can search their data to solve violent crimes. Verogen Inks Collaboration Agreement With Center for Forensic Science Research & Education CFSRE recently validated Verogen's NGS-based forensics platform and will develop implementation and training materials for law enforcement. FBI Opens Door for NGS-Based Forensics in US Premium Verogen's ForenSeq kit and Thermo Fisher Scientific's Precision ID Whole Genome Panel can now be used to create DNA profiles for a national repository. FBI Approves Verogen Forensic Sequencing System for National DNA Index System The FBI approved the MiSeq FGx Forensic Genomics System for use by forensic labs for generating DNA profiles for the National DNA Index System. Aug 24, 2017 Illumina, Telegraph Hill Partners Launch Verogen to Focus on Forensics Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.