Natl Institute of Standards and Tech, praising advances in DNA, leaves out bitemark rejection

NIST Taking Measure Blog

NIST is the uber-arm of science in the world of the federal government and has a wide view on most things in our physical world. Its holiday post reflects on 2016’s triumphs and removal of some obsolete methods in forensics and traditional science disciplines.

They rave about forensic DNA profiling going to 20 genetic markers from 13.

I had to mention to them in the ‘comments’ that they left out bitemark identification’s failure to pass the science stress-test done by the President’s Council on Science and Technology.

NIST giving forth praise and scientific pride for the Xmas season.  ‘Ideas Whose Time Has Come and Gone.’

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