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FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fbi-notifies-crime-labs-of-errors-used-in-dna-match-calculations-since-1999/2015/05/29/f04234fc-0591-11e5-8bda-c7b4e9a8f7ac_story.html

It will be interesting to see how this shakes out.

“In a bulletin sent to crime labs, the FBI said the problem stemmed from “clerical mistakes in transcriptions of the genotypes and to limitations of the old technology and software.”

I am not sure that the public will ever have access to this bulletin, however the public announcement will apparently be available in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.

“The FBI has prepared a letter to the editor to be published by the Journal of Forensic Sciences, which originally published the bureau’s study 16 years ago.”

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