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Founders Announce Establishment of the National Technology Validation and Implementation Collaborative (NTVIC) and Forensic Investigative...

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 Technology Validation Group (FIGG-TVG). Signature Science's Center for Advanced Genomics... MORE
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HORIZON Newsletter – January 2023

Join the CAG in celebrating with AAFS in Orlando (Feb 13-18)! Stop by our Booth 401 - our CAG stainless steel pint glass giveaway will help you raise a toast to 75 years of The American Academy of Forensic Sciences! Fear of Missing Out? Arrange a meetup before you go. We face... MORE
internal validation of the forenseq kintelligence kit for application to forensic genetic genealogy

Published in “Forensic Genomics”: Internal Validation of the ForenSeq® Kintelligence Kit for Application to Forensic...

Abstract Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG) requires high-density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) profiles to infer distant relationships. The ForenSeq Kintelligence kit is a recently developed method targeting 10,230 SNPs that were selected to be compatible with genetic genealogy databases, whereas avoiding medically relevant SNPs. The targeted polymerase chain reaction method is... MORE
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Analysis of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Metatranscriptomes Among Patients with COVID-19 Disease

Abstract To better understand the potential relationship between COVID-19 disease and hologenome microbial community dynamics and functional profiles, we conducted a multivariate taxonomic and functional microbiome comparison of publicly available human bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) metatranscriptome samples amongst COVID-19 (n = 32), community acquired pneumonia (CAP) (n = 25), and uninfected samples (n = 29). We... MORE

k2v: A Containerized Workflow for Creating VCF Files from Kintelligence Targeted Sequencing Data

Abstract The ForenSeq Kintelligence kit developed by Verogen is a targeted Illumina sequencing assay that genotypes 10,230 single nucleotide polymorphisms designed for forensic genetic genealogy, forensic DNA phenotyping, and ancestry inference. We developed k2v, a containerized workflow for creating standard specification-compliant variant call format (VCF) files from the custom output... MORE

Forecasting Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Abstract Near-term probabilistic forecasts for infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and influenza play an important role in public health communication and policymaking. From 2013-2019, the FluSight challenge run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invited researchers to develop and submit forecasts using influenza-like illness (ILI) as a measure... MORE

Internal Validation of the ForenSeq Kintelligence Kit for Application to Forensic Genetic Genealogy

Abstract Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG) requires high density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) profiles to infer distant relationships. The ForenSeq Kintelligence kit is a recently developed method targeting approximately 10,000 SNPs that were selected to be compatible with genetic genealogy databases, while avoiding medically relevant SNPs. The targeted PCR method is... MORE
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HORIZON Newsletter – October 2022

The Center for Advanced Genomics is heading to DC for ISHI 2022, and we are excited to see you all there! Meet our experts, exchange ideas, and learn about the validated novel forensic DNA methods and technologies developed in the CAG. Arrange a meetup before you go, or plan to stop... MORE
Sequencing and classifying harmful algal bloom samples

Paper Published in “Data in Brief”: Environmental DNA sequencing dataset from Lake Erie algal blooms...

Abstract Here we describe a publicly available environmental DNA (eDNA) sequence dataset, consisting of samples collected from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) on Lake Erie. We sequenced samples drawn from before, during, and after a 2019 Microcystis harmful algal bloom (HAB) using 3rd generation... MORE