How new DNA system creates added challenges with profiling

This company’s PR article tries to calm concerns about DNA-17 results which requires adjunct software to unravel what is called “background” DNA. This issue is directly related to the Washington DC crime lab (and earlier here) credentialing suspension three weeks ago. Question to be answered is “whose software to use?” The scientific community appears to be wrestling with it. Little media coverage available. This article expresses commercial DNA forensic providers concern.

 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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