eDNA—An expert software system for comparison and evaluation of DNA profiles in forensic casework

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.

eDNA is a web application unlike many of the the other expert DNA interpretation software’s. This makes it easier and more accessible than other software as well. Any electronic device with a web browser supporting HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS can use eDNA – also making it accessible. eDNA is a powerful DNA interpretation software that can greatly aid forensic casework. This software, when compared to manual interpretation, will greatly reduce cost and time of interpreting DNA information. This software will significantly advance the field of forensics.

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

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