Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory and CCI-Los Angeles
This 2.5-day (20-hour) course (no laboratory section) will provide students with information on short tandem repeat (STR) typing of the Y chromosome and includes detailed lectures on: (1) The Y-chromosome: biology, genetics and evolution, (2) Development and internal validation of commercially available Y-typing kits and kit comparison studies, (3) population substructure considerations when typing for Y haplotypes, (4) statistics of Y haplotypes and their use as forensic evidence, (5) guidelines from the SWGDAM YSTR Subcommittee, (6) Y-STR interpretation guidelines, (7) review of actual case examples and court presentation of Y-STR evidence, (8) GeneMapper ID software issues related to Y-STR typing, and (9) Y-STR databases. Each class is limited to 22 students. POST Certified.
Invited instructors and Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory staff
Classroom lectures and group/panel discussions [no laboratory work].
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in a written test.
SWGDAM specified classes: molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics. STR casework experience.
Pre-course reading material may be assigned.
No cost to California public crime laboratory personnel. A $300.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.