Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $999,825)
This project will complete the development of a procedure for the repair of heavily damaged forensic DNA samples. The researchers propose to take a working double strand DNA break repair reaction and reduce it to practice in forensic DNA analysis. A major goal is to greatly expand the range of degraded DNA samples that can be subjected to standard forensic STR genotyping.
- Quantifying the accuracy of low-quality DNA sample analysis from genotyping to genealogical searching and integration as a bioinformatic pipeline
- The Effectiveness of Forensic Genetic Genealogy Techniques for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color
- A Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial of an Enhanced Field Training Officer Program: An Analysis of Administrative Outcomes and Community Interactions