This webinar was targeted to DNA Supervisors, DNA Technical Leaders, Quality Mangers, and DNA Analysts. There was also a question and answer period after the presentation.

Forensic DNA Analysis, and in particular interpreting complex DNA mixtures and calculating statistics, can be challenging. The technology is ever more sensitive and analysts are testing a wider variety of samples than ever before. The FBI’s Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) has issued a new version of the autosomal DNA STR interpretation guidelines that most of the DNA laboratories in the country look to for guidance in analyzing DNA profiles. Mr. Sutton presented information on the changes to the interpretation Guidelines including the background and scope of the changes. Specific examples will be presented. Mr. Heidebrecht and Ms. Conway answered questions and provided additional comments.

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.


Speakers

Joel Sutton
Bruce Heidebrecht
Jerrilynn Conway