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Forensic DNA phenotyping legislation cannot be based on “Ideal FDP”—A response to Caliebe, Krawczak and Kayser (2017)

Published:February 09, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigen.2018.01.009
      In a recent correspondence, Caliebe et al. [
      • Caliebe A.
      • Krawczak M.
      • Kayser M.
      Predictive values in Forensic DNA Phenotyping are not necessarily prevalence-dependent.
      ] discussed our Nature correspondence [
      • Staubach F.
      Correspondence: Germany: Note limitations of DNA legislation.
      ] and an invited expert-advisory presentation we delivered at the German Ministry of Justice, Berlin (uploaded in manuscript form to our website (https://stsfreiburg.wordpress.com/)), along-side presentations by Dr. Kayser and others. We subsequently invited Dr. Caliebe to give a talk at the University of Freiburg in July 2017. After extensive discussion with her, we have acknowledged that FDP might not be fully equivalent to diagnostic testing. Furthermore, immediately following this discussion, we formally stated so in a paragraph added to the talk’s manuscript.
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