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Forensic laboratories are increasingly turning to next-generation sequencing (NGS), also called massively parallel sequencing (MPS), to recover more comprehensive, more useful data from biological evidence. As we transition to an era of global NGS adoption, operational forensic laboratories might have questions on efficiently managing this transition. 

In this recorded webinar, Dr. Jenifer Smith discusses the advancements that support mainstream adoption of NGS and casework implementation insights from her laboratory, the Washington D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences (DC DFS). 

Topics include:

  • Updated SWGDAM Interpretation Guidelines for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories performing NGS
  • News on NDIS approval of the MiSeq FGx® Sequencing System 
  • Implementation considerations, examples, and insights from the DC DFS