During the course of its deliberations, the committee requested and received input from experts worldwide. The panel expresses its appreciation for the more than 50 written comments it received. The panel also acknowledges with appreciation presentations and input from the following persons:
Ivan Balazs, Lifecodes Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut.
Ranajit Chakraborty, University of Texas Graduate School of Medical Science, Houston.
Howard C. Coleman, GeneLex Corporation, Seattle, Washington.
Robin Cotton, Cellmark Diagnostics, Germantown, Maryland.
Harold A. Deadman, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Peter Donnelly, University of Chicago, Illinois.
George T. Duncan, Broward Sheriff's Office, Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
Debra Endean, American Association of Blood Banks, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Peter Gill, The Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
John W. Hicks, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, Birmingham, Alabama.
Keith Inman, California Association of Criminalists, Oakland, California.
Jonathan J. Koehler, The University of Texas at Austin.
Kenneth C. Konzak, Bureau of Forensic Science, Berkeley, California.
CC Li, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Frederick R. Millar Jr, Office of California Attorney General, San Diego.
Laurence D. Mueller, University of California, Irvine.
David Reiser, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.
Patricia A. Riley, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Kathryn Roeder, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Richard L. Tanton, Palm Beach Sheriff's Crime Laboratory, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Elizabeth Thompson, University of Washington, Seattle.
Victor W. Weedn, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland.
David J. Werrett, The Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Special thanks are due to Paul Ferrara of the Division of Forensic Sciences of the State of Virginia, and to Neal Risch of the Stanford University School of Medicine, who served as consultants to the committee and reviewed an earlier version of the report. The committee also wishes to thank the following people for their help and advice:
David Balding, University of London, United Kingdom.
Vivian Chang, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe.
Angela Chen, Pomona College, Claremont, California.
Carter Denniston, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Martin Kreitman, University of Chicago, Illinois.
Harvey Motulsky, New York City, New York.
Joseph Peterson, Department of Criminal Justice, Chicago, Illinois.
William Thompson, University of California, Irvine.
Bruce Weir, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
Sandy Zabell, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.