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October 18, 2022

Forensic Genetic Genealogy: Validation to Identification and Everything in Between

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Original Air date: Thursday, April 7th 2022

Forensic genetic genealogy (FGG) has become an accepted and powerful technique for forensic investigations, generating investigative leads and identifying the missing and unnamed. As this tool matures and becomes accepted in crime laboratories, there are several practical considerations for implementing it in a responsible manner.

In this webinar, Rachel Oefelein from DNA Labs International will share how they became the first accredited lab to use FGG for an investigation. This presentation will include a technology comparison, why DLI chose to go with a targeted sequencing-based approach to FGG, how they internally validated this technology, and importantly, the process of the scope of accreditation change to include SNPs. This webinar will provide you with insight and best practices you can use to grow your own in-house FGG program.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  1. The benefits and drawbacks of different technological approaches to forensic genetic genealogy
  2. What the validation process for implementing an FGG workflow looks like
  3. Considerations and tips for training, reporting, and accreditation
  4. Details from a recent case study on how ForenSeq Kintelligence was used in a cold case


Rachel Oefelein

Chief Scientific Officer DNA Labs International