Kailos Genetics, Huntsville, AL
Three fully functional DNA Radar systems, one Illumina MiSeq, and 150 reagent kits.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Forensic Science Center
The DNA radar system provides an inference of identifiers from human DNA samples of unknown individuals. It harnesses a powerful sample preparation technique that enables multiplexing of a large number of genetic regions for high throughput sequencing. The ultimate objective is to positively identify persons from DNA whose samples/profiles are not already in a DNA database. The DNA Radar System allows for the prediction of surnames from samples by exploiting the genes on the Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. DNA Radar can simultaneously analyze a sample to determine the FBI Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) 21 forensic markers, ancestry markers (Kidd 45 & 55 marker set), eye color, hair color, and blood group of an unknown individual of interest.
The proposed system will develop new methods for advanced DNA analysis to assist with investigative leads and targeting exploiting Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).
Distributed to DFSC and the FBI.