CTTSO looks to cutting-edge genetic sequencing solution to support investigative research
Huntsville, ALABAMA – February 18, 2016 – Kailos Genetics, a personalized medicine information company offering leading-edge gene-based testing, today announced they have entered into an agreement with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to continue development of a laboratory and software solution for analysis and identification of genetic material. Findings uncovered through genome sequencing have the ability to aid in investigative work and population analysis.
Prior to entering the agreement, Kailos hit strict milestones outlined by CTTSO in order to verify credibility of their targeted genetic sequencing methods. This entailed accurately completing hundreds of genetic samples, including blinded samples that had been genotyped by alternative methodologies.
“Through enriching and deeply sequencing DNA samples, we can uncover information to positively impact the work being done by federal investigative agencies,” said Troy Moore, chief scientific officer of Kailos Genetics. “This is a partnership that holds great potential for delivering positive outcomes through proven science.”
The comprehensive software solution developed by Kailos has been designed to complete thorough analysis of SNP and STR regions followed by the generation of a detailed report. The current agreement between Kailos and CTTSO is an extension of a pre-existing agreement and will be leveraged to complete additional testing for the laboratory and software solution.
Kailos Genetics is a trusted provider of personalized health information. Addressing unmet needs of healthcare consumers and their families is Kailos’ primary reason for being. With its proprietary and robust DNA sequencing enrichment and laboratory information system, TargetRichTM, Kailos helps make personalized medicine affordable and accessible for everyone through the Kailos test. Founded in 2010, and based in Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Kailos is committed to providing a simple, trusted and affordable way to help individuals understand what’s in their genes. To learn more, visit www.kailosgenetics.com/about-kailos.