Report Date

January 2017

Report Summary

The familiar ‘13 Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) core loci’ expanded to ‘20 CODIS core loci’ as mandated by the FBI on January 1, 2017. Because of this FBI mandate, participating CODIS laboratories will need to internally validate an expanded STR loci kit for implementation in 2017. This FTCoE validation in-brief serves to provide an overview of already existing guidance from the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) and the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) on validation requirements and recommendations.

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