CAG Horizon Newsletter

HORIZON Newsletter – January 2024

If your February plans take you to Denver for the 2024 AAFS Annual Conference, you'll find many ways to engage with CAG Analysts: Find us in the exhibit hall. We are participating in the Passport to Prizes, so be sure to stop by booth #613 to get your SigSci stamp... MORE

HORIZON Newsletter – October 2023

As forensic investigative genetic genealogy (FIGG) becomes widely used in forensic investigations, labs need practical insight on implementing this powerful technique. The CAGS brings scientists, academics, and legal experts together to share their perspectives in a focused event designed for the forensic analyst. Don't miss the chance to learn from 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 Guidelines for DNA Analysis Methods, and was recently published in Forensic... 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
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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
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HORIZON Newsletter – August 2022

The Center for Advanced Genomics hits the road in August! We're headed to scientific conferences and training symposia across the country. Catch up with us at: IHIA | New Orleans, LA | August 7-9CHIA | Las Vegas, NV | August 23-26ISFG | Washington, DC | August 29- Sept. 2 Can... MORE
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HORIZON Newsletter – April 2022

CAG Heads to Reno Leaders from our ANAB-Accredited Forensic DNA Laboratory are presenting and exhibiting at the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Annual Symposium next week! Their respective experiences working for a forensic laboratory in the midst of a global pandemic, and leading a laboratory-wide LIMS transition from homemade... MORE

HORIZON Newsletter – February 2022

Looking Ahead to AAFS on February 22-25 in Seattle, WA Signature Science is attending the upcoming AAFS Conference with five of our scientists presenting their latest work. AAFS will be a hybrid conference, with presentations and sessions occurring virtually, in-person, or both. In-person attendees can look forward to seeing: Michelle... MORE
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HORIZON Newsletter – September 2021

Looking Ahead to ISHI 32 on September 14–16 in Orlando, FL Signature Science is attending the upcoming ISHI Conference with two of our scientist presenting their latest work. Curt Hewitt, Ph.D. will be speaking on the topic “A Proteos Program Retrospective: Establishing Protein Sequencing for Forensic Analysis.” David Russell, M.S.... MORE
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Horizon: Validating Verogen’s ForenSeq® Kintelligence FGG Workflow

The Center for Advanced Genomics is validating the Verogen ForenSeq® Kintelligence workflow for the NDIS-approved MiSeq FGx® Sequencing System, targeting a fall 2021 offering to clients. ForenSeq Kintelligence is a new integrated forensic genetic genealogy (FGG) solution targeting forensically relevant markers along with ancestry, identity, and phenotype markers to estimate... MORE