The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Team will host a webinar titled “Emerging DNA Techniques” on Wednesday, March 14 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. Doors will open at 1:45 p.m. ET.
This webinar will highlight innovative technologies for use in DNA forensics. “Emerging DNA Techniques” will feature presentations from Cybergenetics, Genetic Genealogy, and Parabon NanoLabs.
Dr. Mark W. Perlin, Cybergenetics, will discuss the use of DNA mixture evidence to solve sexual assault cases and the importance of uploading the profiles obtained from a mixed sample to a DNA database.
Dr. Barbara Rae-Venter, Genetic Genealogy, will highlight the use of autosomal DNA in cold case sexual assault investigations and apply it to an example case.
Dr. Ellen Greytak and Dr. Steven Armentrout, Parabon NanoLabs, will discuss the benefits of DNA phenotyping when applied to criminal investigations through the use of their software, Snapshot.