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The largest annual meeting focusing entirely on DNA forensics.

Discover the newest advances in DNA technology from top experts in the field at the 33rd International Symposium on Human Identification. It’s all happening October 31 - November 3, 2022!

Keynote Presentation: The Red Summer of 1919 and the Tulsa Race Massacre

Tuesday November 1st // 9:15 am - 10:15 am // Woodrow Wilson Ballroom
DeNeen L. Brown, a reporter at The Washington Post, will discuss the history of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the Red Summer of 1919, when a reign of racist terror massacres and lynchings swept more than 25 cities across the United States. The Red Summer of 1919 set the stage for the Tulsa Race Massacre, which historians call the single worst incident of racist violence committed against Black Americans in U.S. history. After Brown's story on the Tulsa Race Massacre was published on the front page of The Washington Post in 2018, the mayor of Tulsa announced the city would reopen an investigation into the search for mass graves that may contain bodies of Black people killed during the massacre. In 2020, scientists working on the investigation discovered a mass grave in the city's public cemetery.
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Connect with Attendees and Exhibitors

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Forensic Genomics is the Official Journal of ISHI

Forensic Genomics is a new peer-reviewed journal that addresses how advances in genetic testing and genomic analysis can enable investigators to break through previously impenetrable forensic DNA barriers. Led by Editor-in-Chief Nicole Novroski PhD, the Journal focuses on the use of DNA testing technologies, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and genealogical research methods to support human identification using inference tools and inductive reasoning. Forensic Genomics aims to accelerate the validation and adoption of new methods to support investigations that would be otherwise stalled with traditional testing methods (view past issues).

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