2850 Presidential Dr.
Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: (937) 426-9270
Fax: (937) 426-9271
Forensic Bioinformatics reviews cases involving forensic DNA testing. We employ an automated analysis system to provide
an objective review while making the results easy to understand. We provide full consulting and
testimony services. We also continue to perform research to better understand and define issues
pertaining to forensic DNA testing and interpretation.
We have been involved in the review of high profile cases around the world, including:
the Washington D.C. Beltway sniper, the Jaidyn Leskie Coroner's Inquest in Australia, the Omagh IRA bombing in Northern Ireland, and the Deventer murder in The Netherlands. We work
closely with the Innocence Project and have been involved with several exoneration cases, including George Gould and Ronald Taylor
in April 2010.
Dr. Dan Krane was interviewed by the Wright State University Newsroom about his recent trip to the Writers' Police Academy, a conference and workshop for crime and mystery writers. Read the article, "It's no mystery why detective writers love Wright State DNA expert" HERE.
Dr. Dan Krane discusses principles and controversies of forensic DNA in a series
of eight videos that were used in his "Forensic DNA Profiling" course at Wright State University.
Find them on our video page HERE.
These videos are free and are great opportunities for both biologists and attorneys
to learn about the issues forensic experts address today.
Read about how experts sometimes disagree about the interpretation and statistical
characterization of test results HERE. This article describes the key controversies
and explains what lawyers need to know to recognize and deal with controversial
types of DNA evidence.
Our ninth annual conference was held August 12th and 13th in St. Croix and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. For more details, go
Read about the need for disclosure of the NDIS database for research purposes in Science
HERE. For more, read the STORY
and EDITORIAL that appeared in the New Scientist as well as an
Read a critique of the Caddy report and the state of low copy number (LCN) DNA typing found in the International Journal of Legal Medicine
GenoStat® Beta has been released (updated May 11, 2009).
Calculate DNA statistics in your case and deconvolve mixtures with our free software. Download it
Find out the importance of utilizing a run-specific RFU threshold
In conjunction, our LOD/LOQ baseline determination beta software has been released (updated July 6, 2009).
Determine the level of background noise in your samples with our free software. Download it
See our on-line training webcast and presentation archive HERE.
See Dan Krane, Bill Thompson, Marc Taylor, and others discuss LCN DNA testing on RTE News Prime Time.
HERE and select the Wayne O'Donoghue story.
Was the Shawnee war chief Blue Jacket a Caucasian? For the answer, read the paper published in the Ohio Journal of Science
HERE. Read about Blue Jacket in the news
See Carrie Rowland's presentation to the Mercer County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society on November 1, 2009 HERE.
The many hundreds of thousands of criminal and civil court cases each
year are extremely adversarial proceedings. Scientific evidence is
one of the few elements of a trial that is expected to be completely
objective and give a clear insight into the truth. Unfortunately,
there is a great deal of pressure on scientific experts and testing
laboratories to become biased and to become advocates themselves -
both for the prosecution and for the defense. There is a great need
for truly objective review and presentation of scientific evidence.
It is the purpose of Forensic Bioinformatic Services, Inc. to provide
efficient, timely, accurate and comprehensive reviews so that experts
and attorneys are better able to make the truth known.
Forensic Bioinformatics, Inc. has just two missions:
To review the DNA evidence in as many cases as is possible with
the intent of finding and drawing attention to recurring problems
so that the testing continues to become better and more reliable, and
To provide services in a fashion that allows us to provide a
high-quality service both now and in the future.
Our reviews and the other services we provide will always be critical and
hold testing laboratories to high standards. However, we will not take
personal interest in the outcome of a case or modify our work product
to better suit one side or another for any case in which our services
We are deeply committed to the principle of making known the truth
about scientific evidence: how it is generated, what it means and the way
that it is interpreted. More information is always better than less.
It will always be a priority for Forensic Bioinformatics, Inc. to
make our reviews as understandable and clear as is possible. In other
words, we will "cast light into the black box of forensic analyses."
Last modified: 12/09/13