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ISHI 2018 Workshop on Systems Thinking and Validation with Drs. Butler, Cotton, Grgicak and Word

ISHI Workshop Systems Thinking and DNA Mixtures: Dynamic Models, Optimization, Validation and Inference Monday September 24th, 2018 // 8:30 am – 5:00 pm This workshop introduces systems thinking with demonstrations on applying a systems approach to forensic DNA mixture interpretation, optimization and validation. Topics to be covered include validation of the DNA interpretation pipeline containing …


LFTDI Article on Estimating the Number of Contributors using Allele Counting Published in Legal Medicine

Drs. Grgicak and Lun along with Sarah E. Norsworthy publish an article entitled “Determining the number of contributors to DNA mixtures in the low-template regime: Exploring the impacts of sampling and detection effects” in Legal Medicine (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.legalmed.2018.02.001) In it LFTDI team-members evaluate the effects of information content in the forensic electropherogram on the  ability …