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As 2020 dawns, forensic genomics is poised for growth as companies aim to harness the power of consumer databases coupled with advances in sequencing.

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.

CFSRE recently validated Verogen's NGS-based forensics platform and will develop implementation and training materials for law enforcement.

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.

The FBI approved the MiSeq FGx Forensic Genomics System for use by forensic labs for generating DNA profiles for the National DNA Index System.

The new firm will focus on selling Illumina's forensic sequencing technology products, including the MiSeq FGx.

Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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