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DNA - A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook Inventory

DNA Analyst

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The DNA analyst processes the DNA evidence and prepares a report with conclusions based on the collected evidence. The conclusion will be either that there is a match, an exclusion, or the results are inconclusive. The prosecutor should review this report prior to meeting with the DNA analyst.

A personal meeting with the DNA analyst is preferable to a telephone conference. The prosecutor should obtain a copy of the DNA analyst's report, lab notes, and the paper file created by the DNA analyst who performed the typing.

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