Join C2ST as Dr. Hughes discusses recent and rapid advancements in forensic genomics analyses while also exploring the ethical, legal, and social stakes.
Dr. Hughes will explore the big picture impact of recent and rapid advancements in forensic genomics analyses, particularly the expansion from the use of traditional forensic genetic markers analyzed in state labs to cutting edge techniques only available at private and non-profit labs. Making the most of the often limited DNA evidence can mean the difference between a stalled and successful investigation. But with these new techniques and arenas being utilized for evidence interpretation, we must also consider: what is at stake if we move too fast to take on the next tantalizing technology? Lack of transparency, wrongful convictions, misinformation, privacy concerns, bias and more will be discussed. These promising new technologies provide forensic science with the chance to assist in the most troublesome of cases, and addressing these ethical, legal, and social concerns from the beginning will only serve to strengthen their contributions to science and society.
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Thursday, June 25th, 2020, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM CDT, C2ST Facebook Live and C2ST TV YouTube Live.
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