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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

The DNA Advisory Board (DAB)

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The DNA Identification Act of 1994 established the DNA Advisory Board (DAB) to recommend national quality assurance standards to the FBI Director.

The DAB was chaired by Nobel prize winner Dr. Joshua Lederberg, and included representatives from a wide range of operational and academic laboratories, as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Access the NIST website at http://www.nist.gov.

Implementation of the standards (on October 1, 1998) effectively ended the DAB's work. Responsibility for maintenance and development was passed to the Director of the FBI, advised as required by TWGDAM.

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