Travis chats with Cairenn Binder, Director of Education and Development at the DNA Doe Project. She discusses how her role has evolved from volunteer to Director including the first case she worked on. They also talk about the importance of ethics within the forensic investigative genetic genealogy field, and how someone could get started with working in the field.
To that end, Cairenn describes the collaboration between University of New Haven, Ramapo College, and DDP to apply students’ learnings in forensic investigative genetic genealogy to a real case. She also discusses the apprenticeship program that DDP offers for those who are self-taught genealogists interested in volunteering for the organization.
They also touch on the future of forensic investigative genetic genealogy, such as educational programs, regulations for the field, and more.
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