The DNA Commission was brought to life in 1987 due to the rapid progress in the development of DNA polymorphisms, and has published its first recommendation in 1989 (Forensic Sci. Int. 43, 109-111). The role of the commission was described in the introduction of this first publication as follows:
"… to discuss these exciting developments in relation to their use in the medico-legal context and (to make) recommendations …"
The DNA commission is chaired by
Professor Peter GillNorwegian Institute of Public Health