Researchers in the US and Europe are working to move next-generation sequencing into forensic applications, which could increase discriminatory power, as well as enable previously untestable samples to be analyzed.

Currently, forensic profiling is based on STR analysis with capillary electrophoresis, or analysis of mitochondrial DNA with PCR and Sanger sequencing.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.