The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis Launches Next Gen Forensic DNA Technology Service at ISHI 2013

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The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis (CAFDA) launches next generation forensic human identification services using advanced single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array technology and QuantumSNP Forensic Informatics, taking the field of forensic DNA analysis to the next level.

Next Gen SNP Analysis is here.

Genome ID Group, LLC, d/b/a, The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis TM (CAFDA) will launch its advanced forensic DNA analysis services utilizing SNP array technology and its Quantum SNP Forensic Informatics System (patent pending), developed by Dr. Kevin McElfresh, Chief Science Officer of CAFDA, at the upcoming International Symposium of Human Identification, (ISHI) in Atlanta, October 7-10, 2013. Dr. McElfresh will also Chair a workshop “Advanced Topics in Forensic Mixture Analysis: Statistics to Technology”.

The QuantumSNP Forensic Informatics System was developed to provide point-to-point comparison of SNP array data, providing an automated, robust process for comparing DNA samples including complex mixtures.

“Our solutions are developed, validated and prepared for immediate use in forensic human identification. Our highly trained analysts with demonstrated experience in DNA forensic laboratory protocols and data interpretation are a skilled multidisciplinary scientific team. They have experience in mass disaster recovery, DoD mission deployments and identification of fallen military personnel. CAFDA offers a choice in technology applications, utilizing STR and SNP technologies and the QuantumSNP Forensic Informatics System to provide unique capabilities in the analysis of casework and the most complex of crime scene samples,” said Michael Heffernan, Chief Executive Officer, Genome ID Group, LLC.

“With current forensic technologies approaching twenty years in the field, it is imperative that we utilize next generation genome technologies, already proven in science and medicine, in forensic DNA analysis. We need to harness the power of genome array applications in the analysis of crime scene samples and thereby advance our industry in a practical way through casework resolution,” said Dr. McElfresh.

Genome ID Group, LLC, d/b/a, The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis™ (CAFDA) is an advanced forensic DNA analysis company, providing services to law enforcement, the legal system, federal and local government, and the intelligence community, supporting those in the fight against crime and terror. CAFDA is driven by the need for next generation technology solutions in the expeditious resolution of criminal casework. We are focused on identifying and applying solutions to fit the scientific tasks and casework needs for DNA identification, offering a choice of technology and scientific solutions that best fit client needs.

To learn more about CAFDA, visit us at booth 400-420 at ISHI 2013, or visit

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