NIJ Training: Population Genetics and Statistics for Forensic Analysts

Population Genetics and Statistics Intro

This course provides information in the two lessons.

Population Theory. Learn the basic terms in population genetics, factors that can alter allele frequencies in a population, and calculations associated with the Hardy-Weinberg principle.

Statistics. Learn the importance and use of statistics and probability to the field of forensic science, how to use at least one of the accepted statistical approaches to evaluate DNA data, and how DNA population databases are constructed and used.

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