Genome ID Forum 2014 – The Critical Role of SNPs in the Future of Forensics

Genome ID Forum 2014 – The Critical Role of SNPs in the Future of Forensics


Originally presented at the 2014 Genome ID Forum, this presentation appraises the potential value of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) as applied to forensic analysis, including ancestry inference, phenotypic inference and individual identification. The discussion focuses strongly on the relevance of molecular characterization of the SNPs, the derivation of appropriate databases including database resources, and the application of using massively parallel sequencing instruments for SNP analysis.

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  • Kenneth Kidd

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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