Genome ID Forum 2014 – Legal Perspective on the Adoption of Advanced Technologies

Genome ID Forum 2014 – Legal Perspective on the Adoption of Advanced Technologies


Originally presented at the 2014 Genome ID Forum, Ted Hunt, chief trial attorney in the prosecuting attorney’s office in Kansas City, Missouri, brings a fresh legal perspective to addressing the adoption of advanced DNA analysis technologies for forensic crime laboratories. In this presentation, he discusses the potential admissibility challenges to next generation technologies and why an interdisciplinary approach and preparation are necessary when implementing NGS technologies. By providing an overview of the existing laws and their relationship to emerging technologies, and addressing the current issues which prosecutors face when presenting forensics evidence in court, Mr. Hunt brings to light the imminent legal challenges that must be considered in order for the law and DNA forensic science to be in accord.

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  • Ted Robert Hunt

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