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Duquesne to Host National Training on DNA Technology

Twenty forensic experts from across the nation will receive training at Duquesne University on the latest DNA analysis software.

The Technology Transition Workshop: The Utility and Features of Expert Systems for Interpreting DNA Data, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and Wednesday, Sept. 17, will include demonstrations and hands-on training on four different software platforms, said Dr. Fred Fochtman, director of Duquesne’s forensic program.

The training, coordinated by Duquesne forensic science instructor Lyndsie Ferrara, is provided through the national Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence, funded through a $6 million National Institute of Justice grant.

Besides Duquesne, the event is being sponsored by partner RTI International.

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