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Statistical Computation for Forensic DNA Evidence

M.W. Perlin, "Statistical computation for forensic DNA evidence", University of Pittsburgh Department of Human Genetics, Pittsburgh, PA, 9-Jul-2010.


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This talk presents the underlying basis for inferring genotypes and match statistics from forensic DNA evidence, including mixtures and low template samples. We describe a Bayesian probability framework that provides support for all valid DNA interpretation methods. We show how quantitative computer interpretation is a million times more informative than qualitative threshold methods. We give DNA mixture results from comparison studies and a criminal casework example.