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Forensic Biology Unit Implements State-of-the-Art Software Tool for DNA Mixture Analysis

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Forensic Biology Unit was one of the first laboratories in the US to implement a state-of-the-art software tool for DNA mixture analysis known as STRmixtm. The Unit’s work is now part of a published collaborative study, along with 30 other US and international laboratories, to satisfy concerns of DNA mixture analysis raised by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The results demonstrate that laboratories using the STRmixTM software are able to analyze DNA results far more complex than the limitations proposed by PCAST.