Forensic Summary by Marissa Felinczak
eDNA—An expert Software System for Comparison and Evaluation of DNA Profiles in Forensic Casework is a review of the eDNA software system. A DNA software system called eDNA is a new expert system for DNA profile comparison, match interpretation, and automated report generation for forensic DNA analysis. DNA interpretation software is used to maximize the reliability of DNA evidence. DNA evidence is in high demand when it comes to criminal cases because of the CSI effect. While DNA evidence is in high demand, there is a large backlog that has been created due to the overwhelming amount of DNA evidence. Expert software analysis such as eDNA can help interpret the the information gained from DNA analysis to help convict or exonerate people.
Haldemann, B. et al. eDNA—An expert software system for comparison and evaluation of DNA profiles in forensic casework. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.158