Eric Lander has been around a long time. His experience in criminal courts shows in this NYT letter. Article
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
Today, cases of “hair identification” are coming out from multiple states. Details on costs to taxpayers for new trials which will be monumental.