Forensic Genetic Genealogy Educational 3-Part Webinar Series
For over four decades, the Golden State Killer eluded capture--until 2018, when a revolutionary tool known as forensic genetic genealogy (FGG) unmasked him as 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo. Using genome-wide testing to generate a comprehensive DNA profile, FGG helps narrow down a pool of suspects by linking them to relatives who have submitted their own DNA samples for genetic genealogical analysis. Since 2018, FGG has been deployed for lead generation in over 200 suspect cases around the world. This three-part webinar equips genetic forensics professionals with information about what cases are best suited for FGG, what labs and prosecutors will face when they take these cases to court, and which technologies are best for generating a genetic profile for FGG analysis.
In this session of this series, Steve Busch, a veteran FBI Special Agent, and Steve Kramer, the FBI's in-house counsel of 20 years, bring years of experience in FGG. As co-founders of the Bureau's FGG team, they can offer a unique perspective on this exciting new method of lead generation. Kramer assembled and led the team that solved the Golden State Killer case, and Busch was a key architect of the FBI's national FGG program. Now representing Indago Solutions, Kramer and Busch cover the fundamentals of FGG and its rise as a leading method of investigation.
In Part 1, you will learn about: