#Forensics: Touch DNA “matching” mistakes and misinterpretations discussed

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Locard’s Principle comes into play in this interview with a noted DNA analyst and author. Things like “transference,” and “persistence” of these little molecules create obstacles and pitfalls for their unfettered use in courtrooms and police stations. It is not just criminals who leave their DNA everywhere, it is all of us.

https://www.propublica.org/article/putting-crime-scene-dna-analysis-on-trial

 

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