Veteran DNA analyst’s editorial in the NYT about what brand of forensics are needed to prevent bogus forensic testimony

Eric Lander has been around a long time. His experience in criminal courts shows in this NYT letter. Article

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More on hair experts from the FBI scandal and their students. Read how their testimony in multiple cases, saying things like “1 in a 1000″ have this type of hair.” Just like the bitemark experts, except they now say “The defendant is the biter.” Both types sound like the real ‘CSI’ thing is going on. Its all smoke and persuasion, rather than science. Article

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Today, cases of “hair identification” are coming out from multiple states. Details on costs to taxpayers for new trials which will be monumental.

 

 

 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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