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


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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