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Forensics Video: The Big Problems with Testing Tiny Bits of DNA

From ProPublica: “ProPublica senior reporting fellow Lauren Kirchner explains the controversy over some DNA testing methods developed by the NYC crime lab” Subscribe¬†to the DNA Newsletter for the latest on forensic news

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NYC Medical Examiner strikes back to critics of her DNA lab

It is a very measured and short strike-back and is interspersed with personal and organizational pride. The ME says that the DNA methods recently criticized by the NY Times here, have also been used to exonerate the innocent. I’m beginning … Continue reading

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Touch DNA: “In the eye of the beholder” leads to conflicting interpretations

Pretty good over-view on “secondary transference” of epithelial cells being used in criminal cases that some deny happens and others use as a defense strategy. Clearly, it’s all in the “eye” of prosecutors and police. Michelle Mankin’s blog. Plus a … Continue reading

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