TrueAllele ® DNA Interpretation
Better justice through better science ™
NBC Dateline features the first-ever probabilistic genotyping case – TrueAllele challenge in Pennsylvania v. Foley
AAFS presentation - Eliminating bias in forensic algorithms and statistics
TrueAllele validation paper chosen as a 2020 Noteworthy Article by the Journal of Forensic Sciences
For twenty-five years, Cybergenetics has been at the forefront of genomic innovation. We automate the analysis and interpretation of biological data, eliminating interpretation bottlenecks that waste labor, time, and money. Our advanced statistical methods remove human bias and error, delivering computer-driven accuracy, objectivity, and precision. Our products and services solve problems that others cannot.
Providing accurate DNA evidence
Finding truth in crime lab DNA data
Connecting crime scene DNA to suspect
Uncovering exculpatory DNA evidence
Complementing existing DNA capability
Forensic innovation – Solving complex DNA evidence
For twenty years, Cybergenetics has been solving complex DNA evidence. Most forensic items are mixtures of two or more people, often in small amounts. Many crime labs can't get information from these DNA items. They incorrectly call them "inconclusive," or report a wrong match statistic.
Cybergenetics "unmixes" DNA mixtures. The Pittsburgh company's TrueAllele technology uses math and computers to find the right answer. A big match number shows that someone left their DNA, while a small statistic (a lot less than one) shows they didn't. Courts and investigators need match numbers.
Artificial Intelligence – Overcoming human limitations
Human interpretation makes choices. Analysts throw out DNA data, and make faulty assumptions. They discard informative evidence, and get the wrong answer – or no answer at all. They may reach a conclusion before even examining data.
TrueAllele computing removes human intervention, error, and bias. Cybergenetics artificial intelligence uses supercomputing based on DNA data, not human judgment. Fully-Bayesian probability modeling automates the interpretation process.
Proven technology – Reliable scientific evidence
In 2005, TrueAllele reanalyzed charred World Trade Center DNA to help identify the 18,000 victim remains. In 2009, Cybergenetics testified in the world's first modern "probabilistic genotyping" trial to resolve a 7% unknown DNA fingerprint fraction, and help convict the killer. Cybergenetics has assisted justice in a thousand criminal cases, working for both prosecution and defense, aiding investigations, and exonerating the innocent.
Leading crime labs have used their own TrueAllele systems for ten years. More than forty scientific validation studies, eight published in peer-reviewed journals, establish TrueAllele's accuracy. In over twenty five admissibility challenges, courts have ruled that TrueAllele is reliable scientific evidence.
Need answers? – Free TrueAllele screening
When your lab calls key DNA evidence inconclusive (too complex, too low, too many), call Cybergenetics to Know the Answer®. Our free TrueAllele screening will tell you up-front who is, or isn't, in the DNA. Or find unknown people. No cost or obligation. Just DNA justice.