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Exonerating the innocent with probabilistic genotyping

J. Hornyak, "Exonerating the innocent with probabilistic genotyping", Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Morgantown, WV, 10-May-2019.


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Abstract

DNA evidence is used in criminal cases to help implicate a perpetrator or free an innocent man. With the advent of probabilistic genotyping (PG), scientists now have more powerful tools to exonerate the innocent. The TrueAllele® Casework PG method has been instrumental in post-conviction exonerations. This talk describes the cases, DNA evidence, PG analysis, and outcomes of some notable computer-driven exonerations.