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Friday, March 3, 2017

Two Reports From the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Two recent reports are available from the National Institute of Justice Forensic Technology Center of Excellence: 

Massively Parallel Sequencing: Application to Forensics. Massively parallel sequencing (MPS), also called next-generation sequencing, holds promise for enhancing the capabilities of forensic DNA laboratories. However, several challenges confront the implementation of an MPS system in a crime laboratory. This report provides forensic DNA scientists with a comprehensive resource that covers the fundamentals of current platforms and chemistries and summarizes a series of MPS-related webinars hosted by the FTCoE in conjunction with the University of North Texas Health Science Center's Institute of Applied Genetics. Read the report at

Federal Investment in Forensic Science Research and Development provides a summary of agency interests, funding opportunities and published research needs to assist the interested researcher. This compilation lists government agencies and subagencies that offer funding opportunities for forensic science researchers, and subagencies and organizations that offer support for the forensic science research community. Hyperlinks for government agencies' websites, reports and funding opportunities offer the reader easy access to additional information. Read the report at

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