Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $875,000)
The purpose of these funds will be used to train forensic DNA analysts in the latest technologies for determining Y-chromosome DNA profiles from biological samples with at least one male component. The main goal is to provide training that will allow analysts to return to their home laboratories and utilize the technology featured in the Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC) YSTR Analysis Training. The objective of this proposed project is to provide twenty trainings over the next two years (nine the first year following a three-month period for content and materials development, and eleven the second year). Two of these trainings will take place at qualified laboratories which have on-site training facilities with appropriate, fully functional equipment. Eight trainees will attend each of the first five training sessions, and fourteen trainees will attend the remaining fifteen training sessions.
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