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Questioning the Validity of Forensic DNA Match Statistic
Fifteen years of criminal cases with affected mixture evidence.
Study Raises Questions About DNA Evidence
University of Indianapolis researchers say contamination through secondary transfer of material could implicate the innocent or help the guilty go free.
'Forensic Toolkit’ to Improve Evidence Detection and Analysis
Students from The University of Dundee have been developing a forensic `toolkit’ that will allow investigators to determine the age of fingerprints, detect traces of steel on bone from stabbings, and produce a biosensitive spray that can reveal traces of bodily fluids at crime scenes.
Glowing Fingerprints to Fight Crime
A CSIRO scientist who had his home broken into has developed a new crime scene identification technique to help fingerprint criminals.
Forensic Facial Examiners Can Be Near Perfect
In what might be the first face-off of its kind, trained forensics examiners from the FBI and law enforcement agencies worldwide were far more accurate in identifying faces in photographs than nonexperts and even computers.
Ancestral Background Can Be Determined By Fingerprints
A proof-of-concept study finds that it is possible to identify an individual’s ancestral background based on his or her fingerprint characteristics – a discovery with significant applications for law enforcement and anthropological research.
CSI -- On The Metabolite's Trail
Bioinformaticians at the University of Jena make the most efficient search engine for molecular structures available online.
People Emit Their Own Personal Microbial Cloud
We each give off millions of bacteria from our human microbiome to the air around us every day, and that cloud of bacteria can be traced back to an individual.
Blood, Teeth Samples Predict a Criminal's Age
Forensic biomedical scientists from KU Leuven have developed a test to predict individuals’ age on the basis of blood or teeth samples. This test may be particularly useful for the police, as it can help track down criminals or identify human remains.
Contactless Fingerprint Technology is Coming
Quickly moving through security checkpoints by showing your hand to a scanner seems straight out of science fiction, but NIST is working with industry to bring fast, touchless fingerprint readers out of the lab and into the marketplace.
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Considerations When Validating Your Analyst® Software
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The FDA considers software validation to be “confirmation by examination and provision of objective evidence that software specifications conform to user needs and intended uses, and that the particular requirements implemented through software can be consistently fulfilled.”1 Note the terms “objective evidence” and “particular requirements.” Confirmation of conformity to user needs and intended uses is obtained by comparing actual system performance to pre-determined requirements.

Validation, in the context of government regulation, is distinct from hardware Installation Qualification/Operational Qualification/Instrument Performance Verification (IQ/OQ/IPV).

The purpose of the validation project is to document that the decisions made regarding the system have been properly designed, documented, executed, and verified. It is important to demonstrate that actions were properly planned, that the actions were executed according to the plan, and that the correct records have been kept.

The purpose of this white paper is to assist users in validating their Analyst® Software.

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