Familial DNA Searching—An Emerging Forensic Investigative Tool
NIJ-funded research that was published in Science & Justice Journal outlines how familial DNA searching is an emerging forensic investigative tool.
In recent years, jurisdictions across the nation have expressed a growing interest in aiding criminal investigations through the use of familial DNA searching (FDS) — a forensic technique to identify family members through DNA databases. The National Survey of CODIS Laboratories surveyed U.S. CODIS labs about their perceptions, policies, and practices related to FDS. Read the article.