Controversial use of familial DNA searches helps lead to finds in cold cases

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A broader look at familial DNA use within criminal investigations. Some good, some bad. What appears in all examples, is that ‘presumptions’ of guilt can be incorrect and send prosecutors off in the wrong direction. What’s also apparent is that across the country there are many isolated LEO databases that don’t reflect consistent ‘likelihood ratios’ of match rates with a suspect ‘s DNA profile.

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