Applied sequencing center initiative
Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory)
APL has initiated several projects to demonstrate the potential of next-generation sequencing technologies to meet existing and future APL sponsor needs in diverse fields. These projects include tactical biometric tracking of individuals by using mitochondrial DNA recovered from deposited fingerprint residues, detection of novel and emerging microorganisms in complex environmental samples, and biological forensics using mitochondrial DNA sequences to determine a person's geographic ancestry and genetically fingerprint the host cell culture for viral biological agents. These projects have served as a platform for technical reconnaissance and have demonstrated long-term potential of the emerging sequencing technologies.
Feldman, A., Demirev, P., Greenberg, A., Lin, J., Mehoke, T., Van Gieson, E., Young, C., Hahn, J., Proescher, J., Quizon, R., Sivakumar, A., Ticehurst, J., Chakravarti, A., Schwab, K., & Kumar, N. (2010). Applied sequencing center initiative. Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory), 28 (3). Retrieved from https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/sphhs_global_facpubs/1117