DNA Mixture Interpretations: A Q&A With NIST’s John Butler

What’s the concern here? Why is NIST reviewing how labs are conducting DNA mixture interpretations?

Why is it important that this data be public? Why is transparency and openness important in science?

Why are forensic scientists now frequently dealing with casework that requires analyzing DNA mixtures in their labs?

What can an analyst do to deal with complications?

What do you hope this report will accomplish?

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