David R. Paoletti

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Samples containing DNA from two or more individuals can be difficult to interpret. Even ascertaining the number of contributors can be challenging and associated uncertainties can have dramatic effects on the interpretation of testing results. Using an FBI genotypes dataset, containing complete genotype information from the 13 Combined DNA Index System(More)
Forensic samples containing DNA from two or more individuals can be difficult to interpret. Even ascertaining the number of contributors to the sample can be challenging. These uncertainties can dramatically reduce the statistical weight attached to evidentiary samples. A probabilistic mixture algorithm that takes into account not just the number and(More)
1631 C R E D IT : A N D R E I T C H E R N O V /I S T O C K P H O T O .C O M Disclosure of NDIS profiles would not violate any meaningful privacy interests (12). (There are easier ways to determine whether an individual has a criminal record than searching such a database, and the profiles would not be useful for medical diagnoses.) The profiles in the(More)
A complete match between the STR DNA profile of an evidence sample and that of an individual included in a database of profiles of convicted offenders has clear utility as an investigative tool. Very similar but nonetheless nonmatching DNA profiles also can provide useful information by suggesting that a close relative of the individual may be the source of(More)
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