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23-Feb-2012

Cybergenetics gives talk on investigative DNA databases that preserve identification information at American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting

Atlanta, GA

Investigative DNA databases can save lives and prevent victimization by catching criminals before they commit their next crime. To do this effectively, a matching database must preserve identification information, so that low level and mixed DNA can be effective evidence. A probabilistic genotype database can preserve this information, but existing national DNA databases cannot. This AAFS talk describes what is achievable using better technology, and the limitations of current allele list databases.


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