26 Aug 2021 – Webinar
Probabilistic Genotyping: A Paradigm Shift in Forensic DNA Mixture Interpretation

Date: Thursday, 26 Aug 2021, 14:00 to 16:00 SAST

Speaker: Dr Michael Coble, Associate Director, Center for Human Identification, University of North Texas Health Science Centre

Link to bio of Dr Coble: https://experts.unthsc.edu/en/persons/michael-coble

As of mid-2021, it is estimated that over 50 percent of DNA laboratories in the US have implemented a probabilistic genotyping (PG) software for DNA interpretation. Another 20-30 percent of laboratories are in the process of procuring, validating, or implementing a PG system within the next 2-3 years. I will discuss the advantages of probabilistic genotyping compared to current methods and how a number of these software programs work (focusing on those that use Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations). An explanation of how the Likelihood Ratio is assigned by the PG software will be presented. ). Finally, I will address some of the current legal challenges to probabilistic genotyping software systems in the US courts.

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