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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.... 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 of proteomic sample preparation for a protein-based human forensic identification... 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

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

Abstract: Motivation: 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. Results: Here we present the skater R package for SNP-based kinship analysis, testing, and... MORE
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Trace Explosives Sampling for Security Applications (TESSA) Study

Abstract: 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 transfer particulate residue to a detector for analysis. The collection... 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
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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 NDIS-approved MiSeq FGx® Sequencing System. ForenSeq Kintelligence, a new... MORE