The Woodlands based forensics lab Othram – located at the 8301 New Trails Drive – is helping solve cold cases with a sophisticated new DNA technology.
Othram uses advanced technology to identify genetic markers in low quality samples, something normal tests can’t track.
“Traditional forensic tests will look at about 20 markers,” explains Othram CEO David Mittelman. “We look at tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of markers.” They then create a sequence profile that law enforcement can use to match with distant relatives – and hopefully find a suspect. “We produced a profile from that DNA that the [Federal Bureau of Investigation] then took to do the genealogy…..It was exciting to be able to help.”
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