The 2018 CHIA Conference will be held Feb. 27 – March 2, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Reston, Va. (February 2018) – Parabon® NanoLabs, a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-gen forensic and therapeutic products, will be exhibiting the Parabon Snapshot® DNA Phenotyping Service at the 2018 CHIA Conference, hosted by the California Homicide Investigators Association, Feb. 27 – March 2, 2018, at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Snapshot is a revolutionary new forensic DNA analysis service that accurately predicts the physical appearance and ancestry of an unknown person from DNA. It can also determine kinship between DNA samples out to six degrees of relatedness. The Snapshot service can aid in generating investigative leads, narrowing suspect lists and identifying unknown remains.
The CHIA Conference attracts upwards of 800 homicide detectives, coroner investigators, crime scene technicians and prosecutors from across the nation. During this three-day event, the participants attend notable case presentations and training seminars. In addition, the conference provides a fertile environment for networking, individual case evaluations and discussions regarding the latest investigative techniques and technologies with some of the top investigators and prosecutors in the country.
The California Homicide Investigators Association is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1968 when homicide detectives from Los Angeles and San Francisco met over dinner to discuss the Zodiac Killer investigation. The simple dinner gathering grew into what is now the largest organization of homicide and death investigation professionals in the United States. Since its inception, the CHIA membership has grown to over 3,000 members that include law enforcement representatives from all over the United States and Canada. The association’s mission is to provide investigative support, training and network opportunities to homicide investigators, prosecutors and death investigation professionals throughout the western United States.
About Parabon® NanoLabs, Inc.:
Parabon NanoLabs is a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-generation forensic and therapeutic products, which leverage the enormous power of DNA. Staffed by a uniquely qualified team of scientists and technologists, with expertise ranging from bioinformatics and chemistry to computer science and pharmacology, Parabon is bringing to market revolutionary new products and services made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing, analysis and manufacturing technologies.