Comparing DNA mixtures with Trueallele and STRmix gets mixed results

Rorschach Inkblot Test

Where Traditional DNA Testing Fails, Algorithms Take Over

Powerful software is solving more crimes and raising new questions about due process.

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Studies have only established the validity of the available software in certain circumstances (such as a DNA mixture of three contributors), but not others, the report asserted. The authors cite a case in upstate New York in which TrueAllele and STRMix were used to analyze the same DNA data and came to different conclusions. (The judge in that case ultimately did not admit the DNA evidence into trial.)

Full article at ProPublica

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