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CSAFE November Center Wide Webinar
November 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CSAFE November Center Wide Meeting
CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our November Center Wide Webinar on Wednesday, November 13th from 11-12pm CST. We will have a short introduction from CSAFE center staff followed by the presentation “DNA Mixture Interpretation: Thoughts and Lessons Learned from a NIST Scientific Foundation Review” by Dr. John Butler, NIST Special Programs Office, and Dr. Hari Iyer, NIST Statistical Design, Analysis and Modeling Group.
Registration for this event will be available following completion of the October Center Wide Webinar.
In the process of working on a NIST Scientific Foundation Review on DNA mixture interpretation over the past two years, our team has gathered and studied the scientific literature on the topic and carefully considered principles and best practices. Key principles will be reviewed and a brief history of DNA mixture interpretation approaches will be presented. Some thoughts on reliability and relevance will be discussed in the context of measurement and interpretation issues involving probabilistic genotyping approaches that are being used to examine complex, low-level DNA mixtures.