The Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) and other bodies have published guidelines that specify empirical studies to be performed to assess reliability, identify limitations and develop suitable usage conditions for probabilistic genotyping systems. In this installment of the web series Probabilistic Genotyping of Evidentiary DNA Typing Results, we discuss the intent of each validation requirement and provide examples of their execution, as well as resulting data and how they can be used to develop standard operating procedures within the forensic DNA testing laboratory.
Tamyra Moretti – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Virginia
Sarah Noël – Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale, Montreal, Canada
Duncan Taylor – Forensic Science South Australia, Adelaide, Australia