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Forensic Bioinformatics reviews cases involving forensic DNA testing. We employ an automated analysis system to provide an objective review while making the results easy to understand. We provide full consulting and testimony services. We also continue to perform research to better understand and define issues pertaining to forensic DNA testing and interpretation.

We have been involved in the review of high profile cases around the world, including: the Washington D.C. Beltway sniper, the Jaidyn Leskie Coroner's Inquest in Australia, the Omagh IRA bombing in Northern Ireland, and the Deventer murder in The Netherlands. We work closely with the Innocence Project and have been involved with several exoneration cases, including George Gould and Ronald Taylor in April 2010.


Dr. Dan Krane was interviewed by the Wright State University Newsroom about his recent trip to the Writers' Police Academy, a conference and workshop for crime and mystery writers. Read the article, "It's no mystery why detective writers love Wright State DNA expert" HERE.



Dr. Dan Krane discusses principles and controversies of forensic DNA in a series of eight videos that were used in his "Forensic DNA Profiling" course at Wright State University. Find them on our video page HERE. These videos are free and are great opportunities for both biologists and attorneys to learn about the issues forensic experts address today.



Read about how experts sometimes disagree about the interpretation and statistical characterization of test results HERE. This article describes the key controversies and explains what lawyers need to know to recognize and deal with controversial types of DNA evidence.



Our ninth annual conference was held August 12th and 13th in St. Croix and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. For more details, go HERE.



Read about the need for disclosure of the NDIS database for research purposes in Science HERE. For more, read the STORY and EDITORIAL that appeared in the New Scientist as well as an OP-ED PIECE.



Read a critique of the Caddy report and the state of low copy number (LCN) DNA typing found in the International Journal of Legal Medicine HERE.



GenoStat® Beta has been released (updated May 11, 2009). Calculate DNA statistics in your case and deconvolve mixtures with our free software. Download it HERE.



Find out the importance of utilizing a run-specific RFU threshold HERE. In conjunction, our LOD/LOQ baseline determination beta software has been released (updated July 6, 2009). Determine the level of background noise in your samples with our free software. Download it HERE.



See our on-line training webcast and presentation archive HERE.



See Dan Krane, Bill Thompson, Marc Taylor, and others discuss LCN DNA testing on RTE News Prime Time. Click HERE and select the Wayne O'Donoghue story.



Was the Shawnee war chief Blue Jacket a Caucasian? For the answer, read the paper published in the Ohio Journal of Science HERE. Read about Blue Jacket in the news HERE.

See Carrie Rowland's presentation to the Mercer County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society on November 1, 2009 HERE.




Vision

The many hundreds of thousands of criminal and civil court cases each year are extremely adversarial proceedings. Scientific evidence is one of the few elements of a trial that is expected to be completely objective and give a clear insight into the truth. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of pressure on scientific experts and testing laboratories to become biased and to become advocates themselves - both for the prosecution and for the defense. There is a great need for truly objective review and presentation of scientific evidence. It is the purpose of Forensic Bioinformatic Services, Inc. to provide efficient, timely, accurate and comprehensive reviews so that experts and attorneys are better able to make the truth known.



Mission

Forensic Bioinformatics, Inc. has just two missions:

  • To review the DNA evidence in as many cases as is possible with the intent of finding and drawing attention to recurring problems so that the testing continues to become better and more reliable, and

  • To provide services in a fashion that allows us to provide a high-quality service both now and in the future.

    Our reviews and the other services we provide will always be critical and hold testing laboratories to high standards. However, we will not take personal interest in the outcome of a case or modify our work product to better suit one side or another for any case in which our services are retained.



    Guiding Principles

    We are deeply committed to the principle of making known the truth about scientific evidence: how it is generated, what it means and the way that it is interpreted. More information is always better than less. It will always be a priority for Forensic Bioinformatics, Inc. to make our reviews as understandable and clear as is possible. In other words, we will "cast light into the black box of forensic analyses."


    Questions? Contact help@bioforensics.com.

    Last modified: 12/09/13