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DNA Standards and Guidelines, Part 2

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2 hours

Forensic DNA Analysis, and in particular interpreting complex DNA mixtures and calculating statistics, can be challenging. The technology is ever more sensitive and analysts are testing a wider variety of samples than ever before. The Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) is tasked with ensuring the FBI’s Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) for DNA Testing and Databasing Laboratories are current and continue to ensure quality operations as technology changes. Jocelyn Carlson, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Chair of QAS revision committee will be presenting on the efforts of FBI and SWGDAM to revise the standards. A Q & A period will follow the presentation.

Date Created: May 23, 2017