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DNA Identification for lawyers: CLE

DNA evidence can often be highly compelling. To make the best use of such evidence, lawyers need to understand the basic principles of DNA identification. Armed with such knowledge, they can attack, defend or introduce DNA evidence in court. This introductory DNA course for attorneys introduces the basic principles of DNA in the context of a homicide trial where computer DNA interpretation was used for the first time.

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DNA identification for scientists: basics

DNA identification science determines the extent of match between biological evidence and a suspect. Computing objectively examines DNA data to infer a genetic type, or "genotype." Mathematically comparing the inferred evidence genotype with a suspect's genotype, relative to a random person's genotype, gives a DNA match statistic.

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DNA identification for scientists: methods

Scientists examine all the data to assess hypotheses. Modern computers explain how quantitative DNA data arises from underlying biological processes. Mathematical models account for observed data and their random variation. More accurate data models can better explain DNA evidence, and thereby preserve more DNA identification information.

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DNA Identification for scientists: special topics

Presentations at scientific meetings show how computing provides objective, productive and scientific interpretation of DNA evidence. TrueAllele® computers use all the DNA data, all the time. Computers produce greater yield, with greater accuracy, while reducing cost.

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