By Molika Ashford

Researchers from the Battelle Memorial Institute have found that sequencing using the Illumina Genome Analyzer platform not only compares favorably with forensic identification using standard PCR methods but provides additional information that could be useful for criminal investigations.

The group, led by Seth Faith, has been working on adapting sequencing with the anticipation that forensic laboratories are likely to pick up the technology within a few years.

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