Overselling DNA Evidence

This Chicago Tribune article speaks for itself.  I can’t think of a better illustration of why forensic DNA consultants are important for the defense!

Weak DNA evidence could undermine justice, experts say – chicagotribune

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4 thoughts on “Overselling DNA Evidence

    1. Thanks for checking out the post Chris. Another weak point in DNA conclusions is when inclusions/exclusions depend on an assumption of the number of contributors to a mixture, and that assumption is not clearly stated in the report.

  1. Very interesting article and clearly shows the importance of a strong and complete DNA profile whenever possible. That obviously starts with a good sample! Forensic DNA is here to stay and will play a significant role in almost every case from now on, so getting it right is essential.

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