Afternoon Session II: Forensic Biology / DNA

The NIJ Research and Development (R&D) Program funds both basic or applied R&D projects that will: (1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice, or (2) result in the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application. The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science and ongoing forensic science research. This program is directed toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes. Original Live Symposium took place on 02/20/2018.


Forensic Biology / DNA

Multi-Locus Match Probability Dependencies 
Bruce Weir: University of Washington

Record Linkage of CODIS Profiles with SNP Genotypes  
Michael D. Edge: Stanford University

Microhaplotypes Analyzed by Massively Parallel Sequencing Are Valuable Forensic Tools 
Kenneth Kidd: Yale University

Production of High-Fidelity Electropherograms Results in Improved and Consistent Match-Statistics: Standardizing Forensic Validation by Coupling Laboratory Specific Experimental Data with an In Silico DNA Pipeline
Catherine Grgicak: Boston University

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.