About Us

For over 20 years Gene Codes Corporation has been developing cutting-edge software products for DNA sequence analysis. Our desktop product, Sequencher®, is the most widely used sequence assembly software program in academic, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical life sciences laboratories around the world.

In 1997, we began developing specialized capabilities in Sequencher for doing forensic-oriented mtDNA analysis, and these analysis tools are now the standard at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory [AFDIL] and the FBI as well as most forensic Mitochondrial DNA labs.

When the United States was attacked on September 11th, 2001, Gene Codes Corporation was asked by the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) to help identify the victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attack. Gene Codes Forensics was established as a subsidiary of Gene Codes Corporation to carry out this critical work, the result of which has become known as the Mass Fatality Identification System, M-FISys (pronounced "emphasis") and is an extraordinary application with the ability to manage forensic DNA information on an unprecedented scale.

In addition to our work with the OCME on the 9/11 WTC victim identification project, we have provided software and consulting services in response to airline disasters, missing persons investigations in Mexico, the 2004 Thailand Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and human rights projects such as the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala. Gene Codes Forensics is also a collaborator with the Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

In addition to providing unique software tools to facilitate DNA analysis, Gene Codes Forensics provides operational consulting and management services. We have extensive and unique experience developing the administrative review processes for large-scale forensic DNA matching projects, as well as the creation of large DNA profile matching databases at the State and Federal levels that can be customized to use any combination of traditional STRs, Y-STR's, mtDNA and SNPs.

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