WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the findings of research that will substantially improve forensic investigations using DNA technology. The publication discusses the work of researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, who developed a new approach that improves accuracy in identifying individuals, specifically in cases where several DNA sources are mixed.
More information about today's publication and other NIJ programs is available here: www.nij.gov
TITLE: CRISPR–Cas9-targeted Fragmentation and Selective Sequencing Enable Massively Parallel Microsatellite Analysis
AUTHORS: GiWon Shin, Susan M. Grimes, HoJoon Lee, Billy T. Lau, Li C. Xia, and Hanlee P. Ji
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SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs