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Response to: Commentary on: Bright et al. (2018) Internal validation of STRmix (TM) - A multi laboratory response to PCAST

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Forensic Science International-Genetics Volume: 44 Dated: 2020
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The authors are responding to a recent letter appearing in Forensic Science International: Genetics entitled “Commentary on: Bright et al. (2018) internal validation of STRmix™ – A multi laboratory response to PCAST, Forensic Science International: Genetics, 34: 11–24″, authored by Dennis McNevin, Kirsty Wright, Janet Chaseling, and Mark Barash [ [1] ] (hereafter MWCB).


In their letter they acknowledge that Bright et al. is a “valuable first step in establishing a foundational validity for mixture interpretation using probabilistic software, as recommended by the PCAST report” and suggest further experiments to “better address this issue”. 57 references (publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: January 1, 2020