Turkey DNA and Mesa Verde

For Thanksgiving – Science describes how mitochondrial DNA testing of wild turkeys is apparently being used to suggest what might have happened to the ancient Anasazi people.  “The researchers compared the genetic material from Mesa Verde turkeys to turkeys found in the northern Rio Grande region before and after the Ancestral Puebloans disappeared.” And “Before […]

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Trial Judges and Forensics

A great new piece by Stephanie Damon-Moore in NYU Law Review asks why trial judges so rarely exercise gatekeeping authority over forensic evidence.  A link is here.  Below is the abstract: In the last decade, many fields within forensic science have been discredited by scientists, judges, legal commentators, and even the FBI. Many different factors […]

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