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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court


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In 1989, the FBI formed the Technical Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (TWGDAM) which brought together scientists from state, local, and federal laboratories and the academic community to address how this new technology would be implemented.

One of TWGDAM's first tasks was to establish quality assurance guidelines, which were published in 1990 and later updated. Courts often relied on these in making admissibility decisions.

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