NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Warnex said today that Sorenson Forensics has licensed it rights to offer its Pro-DNA services in Canada.
The exclusive agreement with Salt Lake City-based Sorenson Forensics covers Warnex's newly launched Pro-DNA Lead service, which uses biomarkers to identify the genetic ancestry of possible criminal suspects or victims from DNA found at crime scenes.
Warnex President and CEO Mark Busgang said in a statement that the service can "provide valuable information to help further investigations," particularly in cases that have had no hits in the US Federal Bureau of Investigation's CODIS DNA database.
The service analyzes the affinity of an unknown human DNA sample to broad reference populations — including West Europe, East Asia, West Africa, Indigenous America, and India Subcontinent — to determine ancestry and provide information about a person's possible appearance.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.