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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. In preparing its report, the committee invited people with different perspectives to present their views. Such invitation does not imply endorsement of those views.

This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

This study by the National Research Council's Virtual Commission on DNA Forensic Science: An Update was sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the State Justice Institute, the National Science Foundation (Grant No. DMS-9415474), the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy (Grant No. DE-FGO2-94ER61782). Supported under Award # 93-IJ-CX-0008 from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S., Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the US Department of Justice.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

The evaluation of forensic DNA evidence / Committee on DNA Forensic Science: an Update.
Commission on DNA Forensic Science: an Update, National Research Council.
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-309-05395-1
1. Forensic genetics. I. National Research Council (U.S.).
Committee on DNA Technology in Forensic Science: an Update.
II. National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on DNA Technology in
Forensic Science: an Update.
RA1057.5.E94     1996
614'.1—dc20                                        96-25364

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Second Printing, August 1998



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