Monday, November 07, 2005

CSI-Richmond, Not So Much

Today's USA Today has an article about how a study of Virginia's DNA database and how it is not exactly producing TV-worthy results. According to the study, in only 1/4 of more than 3000 cases with DNA evidence was a match produced. None of this should come as a surprise to anyone, of course. DNA is hardly the magic bullet in criminal cases it is often portrayed to be. It can never solve case, only locate a person in relation to the scene.

And if you've had a bone marrow transplant, you might not even leave your DNA behind!

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