The 25th Annual International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) Training Symposium will be held July 29 – Aug. 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Reston, Va. (July 2018) – Parabon® NanoLabs, a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-gen forensic and therapeutic products, will attending the 25th Annual International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA) Training Symposium, to be held at The Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 29 – Aug. 3, 2018.
Parabon will be on hand to discuss Snapshot®, 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. This service can aid in generating investigative leads, narrowing suspect lists and identifying unknown remains.
Parabon has also recently announced the launch of its newest product, Genetic Genealogy. It is the combination of genetic analysis with traditional historical and genealogical research to study family history. For forensic investigators, it can be used to identify remains by tying the DNA to a family with a missing person or to point to the likely identity of a perpetrator. It has already lead to arrests in several high profile cold cases.
The IHIA was founded during a 1988 Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCap) international homicide symposium, sponsored by the FBI at Quantico, Virginia. This symposium brought together an elite group of professionals, from around the world, representing all death investigation disciplines. The IHIA is the world’s largest and fastest growing organization of homicide and death investigation professionals. The non-profit organization represents the largest network of homicide professionals and practitioners ever assembled. The IHIA has representatives in every U.S. state and nations on six continents. The membership includes highly respected death and homicide investigators, criminal behaviorists, forensic scientists, crime scene technicians, crime and intelligence analysts, prosecutors and others, many of whom are considered among the foremost experts in their respective fields and disciplines.
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 oncology to chemistry and computer science, the Company is bringing to market revolutionary new products and services made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing, processing and manufacturing technologies.