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Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is an exciting technology that could enhance the capabilities of forensic DNA analysts. But there are several challenges to implementing an MPS system in a crime laboratory, including training and education, functionality and genetic marker systems; validation criteria and study design; policy and data procedure developments; and perceived admissibility and privacy issues. NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence presents a four-part webinar series to address these and other topics.

On July 29 at 1 pm EST, participants can learn in the third webinar, Bioinformatics, about the different software tools available for data processing, STR, mtDNA and SNP analysis. Discussion will focus on the potential benefits of this technology, including increased ability for mixture deconvolution and interpretation. 

Register for the webinar.

Watch the recording for the first Webinar in the series, "Massively Parallel Sequencing: Understanding the Basic Technology," on demand. 

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