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DNA Evidence: Do Not Assume

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“Beyond a reasonable doubt.”

These words are used frequently in our justice system. DNA is supposed to be the go-to evidence, proof positive that someone is guilty. Your DNA matches the blood or saliva collected from a crime scene? A group of your peers aren’t even going to blink as they send you to jail guilt-free and end their jury duty torture early. 

But wait. How does the saying go? Nothing is for sure except death and taxes?

Right. A group of Isreali scientists have discovered a way to fake DNA evidence, causing defense lawyers, crooked cops and pissed off biology students to jump for joy.

http://rawstory.com/blog/2009/08/dna-evidence-faked/

Oh, and crime writers, of course. Because if there is one thing we need it is one more way to frame the good guy.

Mwaahhaaaaha.

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