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Fabricating DNA evidence

2009-08-18 12:09:33.971718+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

New York Times on a new technique for fabricating DNA evidence. Here's Forensic Science International Genetics: Authentication of forensic DNA samples. The authors are part of a startup which claims to be able to distinguish their fabricated samples which fool current tests from actual samples.

Note that this doesn't invalidate DNA testing to prove a mismatch, only to prove a match. Via /..

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-08-19 22:41:45.799578+00 by: m

Somewhat harder because it involves a chain of evidence, but it can "prove" a mismatch too.