The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) published several reports related to Familial DNA in August 2017. The topics of these reports include Studies of Familial DNA Searching Policies and Practices-Case Studies, Studies of Familial DNA Searching Policies and Practices – National Survey of CODIS Laboratories Brief, Understanding Familial DNA Searching: Coming to a Consensus on Terminology, and Understanding Familial DNA Searching: Policies, Procedures, Potential Impact, Summary Overview.

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Study of Familial DNA Searching Policies and Practices – Case Study Brief Series
Michael B. Field, Saniya Seera, et al.

Study of Familial DNA Searching Policies and Practices – National Survey of CODIS Laboratories Brief
Michael B. Field, Sara Debus-Sherrill

Understanding Familial DNA Searching: Coming to a Consensus on Terminology
Emily Niedzwiecki, Sara Debus-Sherrill, et al.

Understanding Familial DNA Searching: Policies, Procedures, and Potential Impact, Summary Overview
Sara Debus-Sherrill, Michael B. Field