Participants will be introduced to the foundations of DNA inheritance, analysis techniques, and reporting methods for forensic genealogy. This workshop provides an easy to understand explanation of complex DNA concepts. It includes a discussion of which type of DNA test can be used to answer which genealogical questions and practical experience applying DNA evidence to forensic genealogy cases. Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises in the following: Y-DNA, mtDNA, and atDNA case studies, and DNA tools.
The lectures and exercises include
- Beginning Forensic Techniques for Genetic Genealogy: Introduction to DNA inheritance, analysis techniques, and reporting methods for forensic genealogists.
- Y-DNA and mtDNA Case Studies: Hands-on exercises illustrating typical forensic cases.
- atDNA Case Studies: Hands-on exercises illustrating typical forensic cases.
- Case Studies using DNA Tools: Demonstration and discussion of tools that can simplify the DNA analysis seen in the case studies.
The entire institute runs from 10 March to 12 March 2016 in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. The historic Menger Hotel will be the setting for the institute. For registration information see Forensic Genealogy Institute, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy.
Advanced genetic genealogists can attend the Advanced DNA Practicum instead of this introduction.
To cite this blog post:
Debbie Parker Wayne, "Forensic Genealogy Institute 2016, DNA Workshop," Deb's Delvings Blog, posted 22 January 2016 (http://debsdelvings.blogspot.com/ : accessed [date]).
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