DNA: Strmix® Probabilistic Genotyping Technology Satisfies The Kelly Standard (People v. Davis (2022) 75 Cal.App.5th 694)
May 25th, 2022
  • STRmix® is generally accepted in the relevant scientific community


  • Court could rely on validation witness with vested interest in the technology


  • Proprietary software can achieve general acceptance without disclosure of source code
  • Technology with subjective component can be generally accepted


  • STRmix® not vulnerable to Evidence Code § 352 objection


  • Not an improper expert opinion that the defendant is guilty
  • -CC 332 permitted jury to give whatever weight to and draw whatever conclusions from DNA’s expert testimony it deemed appropriate

Re: DNA generally see also FORECITE:


Tags: , , ,