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. Snapshot is ideal for generating investigative leads, narrowing suspect lists, and identifying unknown remains.

Starting with extracted DNA or biological evidence from your case, we will produce a detailed Snapshot report and composite profile that includes eye color, skin color, hair color, face morphology, and detailed biogeographic ancestry. Armed with this scientifically objective description, you can conduct your investigation more efficiently and close cases more quickly.

The Services


Processing Lab Locations

FHID uses AGRF laboratories across Australia for DNA extraction and repair (when required).  Sample drop-off locations are available across Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth. For more information on drop-off locations please contact FHID. AGRF has a number of services accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA)  in the field of Biological Testing, operates in compliance with the international standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005, and is supported by NCRIS via BioPlatforms Australia.

“It’s pretty astounding that 21st Century technology
has led us to this type of composite.”
Police Chief Thomas Pyle II, Athens OH Police Department
“The advance in technology since these murders took place is phenomenal.
We’ve received over 100 new tips since releasing the Snapshot composites to the public.”
Public Information Officer Loretta Cool, Tacoma WA Police Department
“We were impressed with both the Snapshot analysis and the service we received.
I would be pleased to be a reference for Canadian law enforcement.”
Constable Scott Chapman, Windsor ON Police Department
“Snapshot is an excellent tool for detectives. What’s amazing is
that instead of letters and numbers, it can turn DNA into a face.”
Major Pedro Abut, Hallandale Beach FL Police Department
“I was skeptical at first, but after seeing my own prediction,
I would definitely recommend Snapshot for any investigation
that involves unmatched DNA.”
Det. Rodie Sanchez, berville Parish LA Sheriff's Office; Lead Investigator, Killing Fields
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