Tuesday, August 18, 2009

All Those CSI Shows Down the Drain on DNA

Oh, well.

Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.

The scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a person other than the donor of the blood and saliva. They also showed that if they had access to a DNA profile in a database, they could construct a sample of DNA to match that profile without obtaining any tissue from that person

But you have to admit--DNA was oh-so-much-neater than planting narcotics and guns.

HT: JustOneMinute

1 comment:

henry young said...

Well, DNA has always been a good form of evidence and proof as to really what happened. I believe in DNA, 100%