California Supreme Court Grants Habeas to Richards in Bite Mark Case

The California Supreme Court has granted the habeas petition, in an opinion released today here, of William Richards – in his case, the prosecution bite mark expert had recanted his opinion.  The Court concluded that under a 2014 post-conviction statute in California that permits relief based on changed scientific understanding, Richard could obtain relief.  The original… Read More California Supreme Court Grants Habeas to Richards in Bite Mark Case

Epigenetics in the New Yorker

Read here about controversy surrounding an account of epigenetics research in the last issue of the New Yorker.  The article is by Siddhartha Mukherjee – and in response, scientists, including Jerry Coyne, called the piece “superficial and misleading”due to its focus on “histone modification and DNA methylation,” while insufficiently discussion “transcription factors — proteins that attach to… Read More Epigenetics in the New Yorker