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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Historical Perspective of DNA Evidence Interpretation (cont.)

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The DNA Identification Act of 1994 required appointment of the DNA Advisory Board (DAB), which established the National Quality Assurance Standards (QAS), and endorsed the use of the statistical methods outlined in the NRC II report. 

After DAB concluded its mission in 2000, the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) became the entity tasked with recommending revisions to QAS.

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