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Ms. Jan Newton Joins Signature Science’s Managers Committee

Newton previously served as President of AT&T Texas. AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 23, 2021 – Signature Science, LLC is pleased to announce the election of Ms. Jan Newton to its Managers Committee. Her career includes over 30 years of executive experience in finance, sales, marketing, regulatory affairs, and corporate governance. Ms. Newton currently serves as a Director and Audit Committee Chair of the Southwest Research Institute, Signature Science’s parent company. Prior to her roles on the boards of Signature Science and Southwest Research Institute, Ms. Newton served as President of AT&T Texas (formerly SBC Communications), where she oversaw all state-wide operations, regulatory, … MORE

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SigSci Scientists Co-author Study Published in “Journal of Proteomics”

Abstract We present an efficient protein extraction and in-solution enzymatic digestion protocol optimized for mass spectrometry-based proteomics studies of human skin samples. Human skin cells are a proteinaceous matrix that can enable forensic identification of individuals. We performed a systematic optimization … 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: … MORE

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CDC Selects Signature Science to Deliver Rapid, Accurate Biothreat Detection Workflows to their Laboratory Response Network

Standardized protocols aimed at RNA virus detection will be validated and optimized using a nanopore sequencing platform. AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 9, 2021 – Signature Science, LLC was awarded a one-year contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … MORE

skater: An R package for SNP-Based Kinship Analysis, Testing, and Evaluation

SNP-based kinship analysis with genome-wide relationship estimation and IBD segment analysis methods produces results that often require further downstream processing and manipulation. A dedicated software package that consistently and intuitively implements this analysis functionality is needed. MORE

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Signature Science to Support Rice University’s Development of SARS-CoV-2 Variant Tracking Software for the CDC

AUSTIN, TEXAS – July 27, 2021 – Signature Science, LLC will support Rice University’s recently awarded contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop the Harvest Variants software for integrated, collaborative variant tracking of SARS-CoV-2. Under … MORE

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Trace Explosives Sampling for Security Applications (TESSA) Study

The detection of trace amounts of explosive materials is critical to the security at mass transit centers (e.g., airports and railway stations). In a typical screening process, a trap is used to probe a surface of interest to collect and … 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 … MORE

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SigSci’s Center for Advanced Genomics Validating the Verogen ForenSeq® Kintelligence Workflow for Forensic Genetic Genealogy

New kit targets forensically relevant markers compatible with degraded and low-input DNA samples. AUSTIN, TEXAS – July 14, 2021 – Forensic scientists from the Center for Advanced Genomics (CAG) at Signature Science are validating the Verogen ForenSeq® Kintelligence workflow for the … MORE

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Houston Forensic Science Center Selects Austin-Based Signature Science for Forensic DNA Casework Services

Signature Science, LLC has received a one-year, $801,438 contract from the Houston Forensic Science Center (HFSC) to perform forensic DNA casework analysis services through May 2022. HFSC had previously contracted Signature Science in 2020 for similar services. Under the new … MORE

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SigSci Develops R Package to Support Accurate U.S. COVID-19 Forecasting

Infectious disease forecasting has been a useful tool for public health planning and messaging during the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the CDC, the organizers of the COVID-19 Forecast Hub have created a mechanism for forecasters from academia, industry, and … MORE

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