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SWGDAM Releases New Mixture Interpretation Guidelines

Posted by on August 4, 2016 - 11:30am

SWGDAM recently released new mixture interpretation guidelines.  To download a copy of the guidelines, please click HERE.

Forensic Science Commission Hosts DNA Mixture Interpretation Training

Posted by on July 19, 2016 - 4:23pm

Join us for the FSC's August 12, 2016 San Antonio DNA Mixture Interpretation Training What You Need to Know About DNA Mixtures by registering here.  Additional details and an agenda for the training may be found on our website here.

Commission Releases Austin Police Department DNA Section Audit Report

Posted by on July 12, 2016 - 8:53am

 To view the report click here.     

June 10, 2016 FSC Letter re Austin Police Department DNA Section

Posted by on June 14, 2016 - 9:50am

Click here to view the letter describing the issues in APD's DNA Section.

ASCLD/LAB merges with ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)

Posted by on April 22, 2016 - 12:54pm

On April 22, 2016,  ASCLD/LAB, one of the approved crime laboratory accrediting bodies under Texas Administrative Code § 651.4, merged with the accrediting body ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).  The Texas Forensic Science Commission's rules and website information related to crime laboratory accreditation in Texas will be updated to reflect the merger as soon as practicable. For more information on this announcement please see ASCLD/LAB's press release HERE.  

FSC Releases Report in SWIFS Firearm/Tool Mark Investigation from Complaint Filed by Attorney Frank Blazek

Posted by on April 19, 2016 - 2:05pm

Click HERE for a complete copy of the final investigative report.

FSC Releases Report in Forensic Bitemark Comparison Complaint Filed by National Innocence Project on Behalf of Steven Mark Chaney

Posted by on April 18, 2016 - 3:57pm

Please click HERE for a full copy of the final investigative report.

FSC Releases Report in Forensic Video Analysis Height Determination Complaint filed on behalf of George W. Powell, III.

Posted by on April 18, 2016 - 3:06pm

Click HERE to access a copy of the final investigative report.  

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