Sarah Chenoweth has fifteen years of experience in forensic science, but a lifetime of experience as a nerd of many stripes. She spends a lot of time reading non-fiction, biohacking, cooking, knitting, and subverting police agencies from within.
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DNA testing has become the "gold standard" of forensics, but linking an item of evidence to a person of interest isn't always clear cut. New open source tools allow DNA analysts to give statistical weight to evidentiary profiles that were previously unusable, letting juries weigh the evidence for themselves. This talk will discuss my lab's validation and implementation of the Lab Retriever software package for probabilistic genotyping.