Forensic Genealogy Service

Currently Available Grant Programs  

Advanced DNA Testing for Other Violent Crimes - DUE: May 29,2020

This new grant program from BJA allows for advanced SAKI sites for advanced DNA testing on cold cases not associated with sexual assaults. 

Bode can support our clients under this grant through:

Prosecuting Cold Cases Using DNA - DUE June 16, 2020

Bode can help support this grant through:

LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Bode Technology Collaborate to Accelerate DNA-based Investigations with Hard to Find Data

Industry leaders in Investigative Intelligence and Forensic DNA Analysis Join Forces to Provide Law Enforcement Agencies with Leads to Help Solve Cases Faster

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Bode Forensic Genealogy Service (FGS)

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.

About Bode Forensic Genealogy Service

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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The Bode Difference

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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How it Works

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

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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