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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Webinar: Probabilistic Genotyping

Start Date: 1/22/2019 2:30 PM EST
End Date: 1/22/2019 4:00 PM EST

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeff Sherr
Email: jeff.sherr@publicdefenders.us
Phone: N/A

Probabilistic Genotyping

January 22, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m. Eastern, 90 minutes

Webinar Faculty: Clinton Hughes and Allison Lewis

About the Webinar:  DNA labs are increasingly turning to sophisticated computer programs to unravel increasingly complex DNA mixtures. This webinar will help you understand how probabilistic genotyping systems work, explore the limitations of these programs and discuss legal challenges that could be made to them.

About the Faculty:  Clinton Hughes and Allison Lewis are staff attorneys with the Legal Aid Society's DNA Unit where they have been litigating against probabilistic genotyping programs since 2011. 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 1/22/2019 2:45 PM

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