They didn’t have this on the Wire – portable fingerprint scanning devices, just purchased by the Baltimore PD, as described here.
PBS on Swiss researchers using DNA as a data storage device
This article connects the important work of Brian Nosek at UVA’s Department of Psychology and the hundreds of others of others involved in the Replication Project, with other systemic problems facing the broader scientific community – including the systemic errors found in crime labs.
The Dallas Conviction Integrity Unit and Lawyers at the Innocence Project are seeking to have a Dallas murder conviction based on a bite mark comparison reversed, the Dallas Morning News describes. There was a “1 to a million” chance, the forensic odontologist testified at the trial, that someone else made those marks. The Texas Forensic Science… Read More Review of Dallas and Texas Bite Mark cases
Next time your consider a burger, maybe have it DNA tested first – illegal horse meat found in DNA tested samples of ground meat products – read on in Tech Times.
The DNA Profiling Bill of 2015 did not garner passage in the most recent legislative session, as described in this account; it would create a national DNA databank and a scientific oversight body. Critics raise accuracy and privacy concerns.
For a property law focused account of genetic privacy, see Natalie Ram’s recent Article, published in the Columbia Law Review.