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Michelle Peck Receives Rosalind Franklin Society Award in Science for Kintelligence Validation Study Published in Forensic Genomics

Award recognizes best paper by a woman or under-represented minority in science in each of Mary Ann Liebert Inc.’s 100 peer-reviewed journals. AUSTIN, TEXAS – August 22, 2023 – The Rosalind Franklin Society has awarded Michelle Peck of Signature Science, LLC with the RFS Award in Science for her team’s Internal Validation of the Verogen ForenSeq Kintelligence Kit for Application to Forensic Genetic Genealogy, published in Forensic Genomics. This award is presented to the best paper by a woman or under-represented minority in science in each of the 100 peer-reviewed scientific journals housed under Mary Ann Liebert Inc., and honors the … MORE

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Signature Science’s Michelle Peck Receives ASCLD’s 2023 Forensic Research Committee (FRC) Outstanding Evaluation/Validation Award for Kintelligence Validation

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) award recognizes exemplary method validation benefitting the forensic science casework practitioners. AUSTIN, TEXAS – May 18, 2023 – Signature Science, LLC is pleased to announce that the Forensic Research Committee of the American Society … MORE

FunSoCs Biosecurity Paper Published i Frotiers inbioengineering and Biotechnology

Published in “Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology”: Improved Understanding of Biorisk for Research Involving Microbial Modification Using Annotated Sequences of Concern

Abstract Regulation of research on microbes that cause disease in humans has historically been focused on taxonomic lists of ‘bad bugs’. However, given our increased knowledge of these pathogens through inexpensive genome sequencing, 5 decades of research in microbial pathogenesis, and the … MORE

April 2023

HORIZON Newsletter – April 2023

In October CAG staff completed our Developmental Validation of the Illumina® Infinium Assay Using the Global Screening Array (GSA) on the iScan System for use in Forensic Laboratories. The study was performed in accordance with the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods Validation … MORE

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pracpac: Practical R Packaging with Docker

Abstract R packages are the fundamental units of reproducible code in R, providing a mechanism for distributing user-developed code, documentation, and data. Docker is a virtualization technology that allows applications and their dependencies to be distributed and run reproducibly across platforms. The pracpac package provides an interface to create Docker images that contain custom R packages. The pracpac package leverages the renv package management tool to ensure reproducibility by building dependency packages inside the container image mirroring those installed on the developer’s system. The pracpac package can be used to containerize any R package to deploy with other domain-specific non-R tools, … MORE

SigSci FGG Validation Study published in Forensic Genomics

Published in “Forensic Genomics”: Developmental Validation of the Illumina Infinium Assay Using the Global Screening Array (GSA) on the iScan System for use in Forensic Laboratories

Abstract Microarray processing, which interrogates hundreds of thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across the human genome, has recently gained traction in forensics due to its use in forensic genetic genealogy, which is based on analysis using SNPs to compare distant … MORE

SigSCi Joins UT on DARPA B-SURE Program - Risk Evaluation: Biomanufacturing in Space

Signature Science Membership on University of Texas’ DARPA B-SURE Program Team Announced

March 17, 2023 • An article posted to Homeland Preparedness News announced the University-led teams participating in the DARPA B-SURE Program. Signature Science is proud to join the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin-Madison on The University of … MORE

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Houston Forensic Science Center Selects Austin-Based Signature Science for Forensic DNA Casework Service

Award continues federally funded sexual assault kit backlog reduction effort AUSTIN, TEXAS – March 7, 2023 – Signature Science, LLC was awarded an 18-month, $1,108,934 contract from the Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC) to perform forensic screening and DNA analysis of … MORE

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Celebrating with SwRI – Annual Meeting Makes News

February 28, 2023  • Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), together with Advisory Trustees, Board of Directors and special guests, held its 75th Annual Meeting at SwRI’s headquarters in San Antonio. The Institute’s press release covering the event was picked up by … MORE

SeqScreen-Nano: a computational platform for rapid, in-field characterization of previously unseen pathogens: Preprint Available

Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic forever underscored the need for biosurveillance platforms capable of rapid detection of previously unseen pathogens. Oxford Nanopore Technology (ONT) couples long-read sequencing with in-field capability, opening the door to real-time, in-field biosurveillance. Though a promising technology, streaming … MORE

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Founders Announce Establishment of the National Technology Validation and Implementation Collaborative (NTVIC) and Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy Technology Validation Group (FIGG-TVG) in “FSI: Synergy” – Announce SigSci Membership

In a paper published in Forensic Science International: Synergy, founders of the National Technology Validation and Implementation Collaborative (NTVIC) announced the group’s formation, in addition to the formation of its first Technology Validation Working Group, the Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy … MORE

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