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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Pretrial Conferences with Government Experts

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As early as possible, prosecutors should meet with the laboratory scientists who have performed the DNA work in an individual case to review all of the reports generated, discuss any anomalies that may be present, ensure proper chain of custody, and review the work of the defense laboratory, if applicable.

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