MiSeq FGxTM Forensic Genomics System Brings Sample-to-Answer Sequencing to
Designed in collaboration with leading forensic genomics and human identification experts, the MiSeq FGx System leverages Illumina’s sequencing by synthesis (SBS) chemistry, the most widely adopted NGS technology. Compatible with existing DNA databases, including the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), the system can be used for criminal casework and in a range of situations, including mass disasters, missing persons, and unidentified human remains. Dense data sets, with powerful population statistics, can be generated for highly compromised samples, such as DNA degraded to less than 100 base pairs, aiding in the identification of the person whose DNA was obtained from the scene of a crime. The technology can also provide SNP-based physical information about bio-geographical ancestry and visible, physical traits, including hair and eye color. This information is often more reliable than eyewitness accounts and can be crucial in cases where traditional investigation does not identify a suspect.
In addition to the MiSeq FGx DNA sequencer, the system includes the ForenSeqTM DNA Signature Prep Kit and ForenSeq Universal Analysis Software. This sample-to-answer solution will enable labs to maximize the information derived from a sample, generating more data from a single test than previously possible, and eliminating the need for multiple rounds of partial, iterative testing. Using low quantities of DNA (< 1 ng), the ForenSeq kit amplifies forensic targets via a streamlined workflow that maximizes the genetic information recovered from challenging samples and minimizes the potential for errors. Intuitive ForenSeq software facilitates the complete run setup, sample management, and analysis, and delivers reports on a stand-alone, dedicated server.
“Illumina has enormous potential to improve public safety and human health in the forensic genomics market with this NGS-based, sample-to-answer system,” said
The MiSeq FGx Forensic Genomics System is now shipping. For more information, visit www.illumina.com/MiSeqFGxSystem.
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