Using Rapid DNA to Advance Justice

DNA has been used for criminal justice purposes since the 1980s but current DNA methods are slow and some labs are backlogged by years. The recent development of Rapid DNA has reduced processing time from months to minutes, increasing expediency and accuracy. Learn more about this cutting edge technology with transformational global implications.

Speakers include Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis (confirmed); John Boyd, Office of Biometric Identity Management, Department of Homeland Security (invited); and Richard Selden, M.D., Ph.D., Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, ANDE Corporation (confirmed).

A panel of subject matter experts will answer audience questions. The conference chair is Pardee School Prof. John Woodward.

Conference sponsors include the Pardee School, BU Police Department, and the Metropolitan College Department of Applied Social Sciences.

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1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
5:30 pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Barrister's Hall, BU School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave.