All Things Rapid DNA
Tuesday September 14th, 2021 // 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm // Fiesta Ballroom
The framework for the use of Rapid DNA in the booking environment for CODIS submission is in place, and states are now working to complete the criminal history enhancements necessary to make routine arrestee booking station Rapid DNA submissions a reality. Since the passage of the Federal Rapid DNA Act of 2017, there has also been significant interest in using the Rapid DNA technology on crime scene samples. In March 2018, the FBI established a Rapid DNA Task Force to investigate the potential use of Rapid DNA technology for the analysis of crime scene samples. Publications for non-CODIS use of Rapid DNA are currently available from the FBI Rapid DNA website on fbi.gov. This update will provide an update on all things Rapid DNA with a focus on the path for Rapid DNA and its potential use on crime scene samples for CODIS applications.
Private: Douglas Hares
Rapid DNA Implementation Program Advisor for the FBI’s Biometric Analysis Section
Dr. Hares is the Rapid DNA Implementation Program Advisor for the FBI’s Biometric Analysis Section. He joined the DNA Analysis Unit II of the FBI Laboratory in 2000 as a Forensic Examiner. In 2006, Dr. Hares transferred to the CODIS Unit where he served as the NDIS Custodian for over 13 years.Submit Questions