Authored by Innovative Science Solutions, now part of Lumanity
Dr. David Schwartz will be presenting at the IADC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on a panel titled The Use of Genetic Testing in the Courtroom. The IADC meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 06, 2020 – Friday, July 10, 2020 and Dr. Schwartz’s panel will be presenting on Wednesday July 8 at 3:30-5:00pm CDT. If interested, follow this link to register: https://www.iadclaw.org/events/2020-virtual-annual-meeting/
With the advent of inexpensive direct-to-consumer DNA-testing kit services on the market, personal genomics usage has exploded. Millions of people have submitted their DNA samples to genetic testing companies in order to gain insights into ancestry and risk factors for genetic diseases. As a result, commercial genetic testing companies have collected extensive databases of DNA information. This wealth of data may be shared with law enforcement and be the subject of civil discovery requests. Law enforcement’s own ability to conduct increased genetic testing and analyze those results to solve crimes has also greatly improved over the years. We will discuss how genetic testing results are being used in courtrooms throughout the country and even the world, and how you might be able to use genetic testing in your trials.
Speakers: Scott Elder, Alston & Bird, Atlanta, Georgia USA; Joshua D. Lee, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, Chicago, Illinois USA; David H. Schwartz, PhD, Innovative Science Solutions, Inc., Morristown, New Jersey USA