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Forensic Fridays

Forensic Fridays


A CLE and Professional Education Seminar Series

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law presents...

WHAT's in a "MATCH"?
How to Read a Forensic DNA Report

Friday, October 16
1 - 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne Union
Duquesne University


Although long known as the "gold standard" of forensic identification, DNA analysis is actually far more complicated than it seems. When experts speak of finding a "match," what exactly does that mean? Is the likelihood a billion to one? A million? How do we know? And does it really matter?

Please join Sara Bitner, forensic biology manager/technical leader at the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office; Dr. Mark Perlin, CEO and chief scientific officer of Cybergenetics; and Arthur Young, a forensic biology specialist at Guardian Forensic Sciences, for this highly practical examination of the statistical underpinnings of forensic DNA analysis.

Please note that this seminar will be offered both onsite and ONLINE for relevant professionals.

This program is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 3 hours of substantive CLE credit.

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Or contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu