Thermo Fisher Scientific Applied Biosystems Precision ID GlobalFiler NGS STR Panel v2, Converge Software 2.0
Thermo Fisher Scientific has released the Applied Biosystems Precision ID GlobalFiler NGS STR Panel v2 and Converge Software 2.0 for forensic research. The products are designed to retrieve more information from mixed, degraded, or limited DNA samples. The new panel works with the Ion Chef system for library and template preparation and the Ion S5 and Ion S5 XL sequencing systems. It targets expanded core loci from the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), with additional multi-allelic STR markers, including Penta D and Penta E, and sex determination markers. The new software module is required to generate profiles from the panel. It provides information on length-based STR allele calls, sequence-based repeat motifs, known SNPs in flanking regions, and isometric heterozygotes.