Monday, August 17, 2009

DNA evidence can be fabricated

From the New York Times:

"... “DNA is a lot easier to plant at a crime scene than fingerprints,” she said. “We’re creating a criminal justice system that is increasingly relying on this technology.”

"John M. Butler, leader of the human identity testing project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said he was “impressed at how well they were able to fabricate the fake DNA profiles.” However, he added, “I think your average criminal wouldn’t be able to do something like that ..."

Read the rest of the article by clicking here. "Photoshopping" DNA? Who would have thought?

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