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Virginia publishes TrueAllele validation study on complex DNA mixtures
Dr. Susan Greenspoon and her Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) coauthors published a paper on "Establishing the limits of TrueAllele® Casework: a validation study." The Journal of Forensic Sciences article assessed DNA mixtures containing up to four contributors, and measured TrueAllele sensitivity and specificity. The study also examined mixture weight accuracy, and the system’s ability to exclude close relatives. According to the DFS authors, TrueAllele "demonstrated great accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity."