NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Drawing on techniques it honed working with ancient DNA, researchers from Stanford University have designed a targeted next-generation sequencing panel for forensic applications that they say is amenable to degraded DNA and mixed samples.

The Stanford team, led by Carlos Bustamante, is the latest to enter the still young but rapidly growing field of NGS-based forensics. Bustamante told GenomeWeb that the idea for a targeted panel came from work the group had been doing on whole-genome capture of ancient DNA, and that it would complement other approaches.

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