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Xavier Becerra ~ Attorney General

Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis

Class Code
Subject Area
R - Biology / DNA Program
Class Description 


This five-day course concentrates on the application of statistics and analytical interpretations. A great portion of the course will involve classroom exercises on kinship calculations and using software tools in kinship casework examples. Case studies will also be examined, including mass victim identification projects such as the World Trade Center Disaster and Hurricane Katrina. Other lineage-specific DNA typing methods, such as Y-chromosome STRs and mitochondrial DNA, will also be discussed. Advanced topics and recent developments in kinship analysis will be presented.
Previous Classes
8/7/17- Richmond
3/13/17- Richmond
8/15/16- Richmond
3/13/16- Richmond
Instructor BFS Instructors
Teaching Methods
Lecture, discussion, and exercises
Through lectures and class exercises, this course will train forensic DNA analysts in kinship analysis.
R103 Population Genetics in Forensic DNA Analysis or consent of instructors
Pre-course reading material may be assigned
Materials Fee
Tuition No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $600.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.
Course Contact
Biology / DNA (916) 464-0600, FAX (916) 464-5818

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