A Swabathon

In Texas, the Tribune describes discussion of new standards for interpreting results in cases involving DNA mixtures.  The Texas Forensic Science Commission heard from experts last week; there may be a large number of old cases to revisit, where “since 2008, there’s been a ‘skyrocketing of touch evidence’ leading to a sort of ‘swabathon’ trend, according to John M. Butler, one of four DNA typing experts called by the Forensic Science Commission to Dallas on Friday to answer questions.”

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