The analysis of complex DNA mixtures containing three or more DNA profiles is a challenge in forensic DNA analysis. 

Asunder is a proprietary method for interrogating mixtures of nucleic acids, it can identify the number of contributors in a mixture and their DNA profile, without any knowledge of the contributors or the contributors’ genotypes. Results have shown significant gains over existing methods of analysis.

Benefits

. Separates complex DNA mixtures
. Provides the probability that certain profiles created the mixture without any knowledge of the contributors
. Removes any potential bias of known suspect or victim genotypes
. If a potential contributor’s genotype is known, comparison can provide supporting evidence that it is the most likely

Applications

  • Law enforcement / Security services
  • Crime Forensics
  • Homeland security
  • Defence and intelligence

Properties

Project number

P1654

Patent status

GB Application (GB 1511445.7)

Source

Dstl

Available to license

Yes

Sectors

Security Life Science

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