Three hundred three students, academics and forensic experts from over 40 countries participated in “DNA in Forensics 2014” in Brussels, Belgium from May 14 to 16 2014. This international conference hosted the 9th Y Chromosome User Workshop and the 6th International EMPOP meeting. The conferences on haploid markers have become a tradition in the forensic genetic society. In the spirit of the previous events, the organization of DNA in Forensics 2014 was inspired by an actual demand by experts and scientists in the forensic field. Therefore, the meeting dealt with the question: Is NGS NowGS in forensics? The main topic of the conference was the ongoing revolution in sequencing technologies. The fast progress in DNA sequencing is raising questions if and how this technique will be amenable to daily forensic genetic work. During three days researchers and experts were offered a forum to share their experiences with these challenging techniques and discussed current and future applications related to forensics.
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