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TrueAllele for DNA mixtures

M.W. Perlin, "TrueAllele for DNA mixtures", Georgia District Attorney's Association, Spring Meeting, Savannah, GA, 3-May-2018.


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Abstract

DNA mixtures are highly probative evidence that can place several people on one item. Historically underused and misinterpreted, they have been viewed as a forensic problem. However, powerful computers can apply mathematics to separate mixture data into components, and reliably identify the DNA contributors. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation now uses Cybergenetics TrueAllele® technology to solve complex DNA mixtures.

This CLE course introduces prosecutors to the power of TrueAllele evidence. It shows how separated DNA mixtures are effectively used in court. The presentation highlights TrueAllele’s truth-finding capability on criminal cases, providing objective DNA evidence for both conviction and exoneration. Case reporting, trial preparation, lab disclosure, Daubert hearings, and trial presentation are discussed.