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Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning

Jun 25, 2021

Three years ago the Golden State Killer was arrested through genetic genealogy enabled by the new direct-to-consumer platforms. Over the past several years many more cases have been solved through new DNA techniques and database searches. But more recently, Montana and Maryland banned the practice. Six years after the original CSI went off the air, genomics and forensics have started to fuse into something new and far more powerful.

David Mittelman is a scientist who is bringing “next-generation” genomics to the field of forensic genomics with his company Othram.

We discuss the crimes he’s solved, his new website DNA Solves, and how genomic technologies are going to transform the field of forensics.