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20-May-2015

MAAFS presentation “Rapid DNA Response: On the Wings of TrueAllele”

Baltimore, MD

TrueAllele is fast, taking minutes to resolve simple DNA mixtures. With more sampling time, TrueAllele can accurately separate highly complex mixtures, data entirely beyond the capabilities of other methods. Parallel processing lets TrueAllele work on dozens of problems simultaneously, so that important cases can be analyzed in real time.

Cybergenetics Martin Bowkley gave a talk on May 20 at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Conference in Maryland. He presented a Baltimore homicide case with DNA mixtures from clothing containing three or four related people. Over several days, Cybergenetics separated the mixture data, calculated match statistics, issued a report, prepared the prosecutor, and appeared at a hearing; the defendant ultimately pleaded guilty.

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