Kintelligence Paper wins 2023 ascld outstanding validation award. purple background with DNA helix. Headshot of author to the right side

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

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 of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) has selected Michelle Peck... 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...

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 burgeoning capacity of synthetic biologists, the limitations of this... 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 Guidelines for DNA Analysis Methods, and was recently published in Forensic... MORE
Practical packaging with docker

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... 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 Among the festivities and presentations detailed, the release mentions the... 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 assignment of accurate functional and taxonomic labels with nanopore... MORE