In the wake of a data-tampering incident that resulted in the dismissal of an Orchid Cellmark DNA analyst in mid-November, some experts in the forensic bioinformatics community are calling for more transparency from the world’s largest private DNA testing firm.

Last month, Orchid Cellmark, Orchid BioSciences’ DNA forensics unit, said that it had dismissed Sarah Blair, a DNA forensic analyst, because she “did not consistently follow the company’s required procedures to ensure the accuracy of results.”

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