Private DNA laboratory provides critical investigative cold case leads
LORTON, VA. (PRWEB) JUNE 11, 2020: Bode Technology (Bode), a leading provider of forensic DNA services, announces a significant expansion of its forensic genealogy team. Bode’s Forensic Genealogy Service (FGS) continues to deliver investigative leads to law enforcement and attorneys through proven forensic genealogy and DNA analysis methods. The team has added experienced genealogists, each having over a decade of field experience with specific areas of expertise. This expansion is another sign of the repeated impact forensic genealogy is having by enhancing public safety, exonerating the innocent, and bringing justice for victims and their families.
The announcement follows recent cases where Bode has provided investigative support, including the arrest of an accused serial rapist (Connecticut), identification of Baby Michael (Cumberland County, NC), and the identification of the suspect in a decades-old cold case homicide (Portland, OR). This is the second recent enhancement to this program, as Bode previously announced a collaboration with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to enhance investigations.
Forensic Genealogy utilizes traditional genealogy research with advanced DNA testing to help identify potential links to unknown profiles.
Traditional genealogy traces lineages throughout history to develop family trees and demonstrate relationships between individuals.
Forensic genealogy incorporates those practices and DNA analysis to enable researchers to develop those same relationships from an unknown sample.
Develop more investigative leads from violent crimes. DNA is a valuable tool in supporting investigations, but not all cases processed result in a match in traditional databases.
Utilizing forensic genealogy can provide investigators with new investigative leads for these unmatched cases. By establishing ancestral roots to an unknown profile, Bode’s Forensic Genealogy team can work to help identify relatives and sometimes the identity of the sample itself for our clients.
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Bode has developed a forensic genealogy program designed to ensure the highest level of quality at all stages of the process.
Bode’s team of experts have a proven track record of successes while maintaining a high level of quality in the testing and investigative processes. Working with Bode offers our clients the following advantages:
- Case and Feasibility Review
- Simplified Submission Process
- Sample Quality Verification and Troubleshooting
- DNA Extractions at an ISO Accredited Lab
- DNA Typing/ SNP Testing at a CAP/CLIA Accredited Lab
- Multiple DNA Databases
- Board Certified/ experienced Genealogy Team
- Ongoing monitoring of submitted samples
- Confirmation Testing
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Bode has developed a high-quality, turn-key solution for our clients wishing to use this service. Bode will help clients from submission through the investigation and ultimately confirmation testing.
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Case submission starts with a review of the case and the evidence. Bode's team of forensic experts will review your case file and provide an evaluation of the suitability of the sample prior to testing.
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