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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Interpretive Statement

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Some laboratories include genotype data in their reports, usually in the form of a table.

Reports will contain an interpretive statement. The statement will address whether DNA profiles from evidence samples could be interpreted and if any known samples could be associated with, or excluded from, the DNA profile obtained from the evidence item.

If one or more of the known samples is consistent with any of the evidence samples, the report may provide a statistical frequency. More information can be found in Module 7.

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