DNA For Effort

“In the three decades since DNA emerged as a forensic tool, courts have rarely been skeptical about its power. When the technique of identifying people by their genes was invented, it seemed like just the thing the justice system had always been waiting for: Bare, scientific fact that could circumvent the problems of human perception, motivation, and bias.” But as you’ll learn in this report from Frontline, The Marshall Project, and Fusion, this crime-solving silver-bullet can somtimes backfire: The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing.

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