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Comparing DNA mixtures with Trueallele and STRmix gets mixed results

Where Traditional DNA Testing Fails, Algorithms Take Over Powerful software is solving more crimes and raising new questions about due process. [excerpt] Studies have only established the validity of the available software in certain circumstances (such as a DNA mixture … Continue reading

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Gun crime labs micro-critique of the PCAST report

The Association of Firearm and Toolmarkers [AFTE] focus on defending ballistic matching via alluding “black-box” studies (one of PCAST’s references)¬†are not representative of the entire group. They also point to in-house reliability testing as a substitute. Overall, this public statement … Continue reading

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