24 August 2009

DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated

Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.

The scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a person other than the donor of the blood and saliva. They also showed that if they had access to a DNA profile in a database, they could construct a sample of DNA to match that profile without obtaining any tissue from that person.

Source: The New York Times

2 comments:

Nick said...

where is the link to this actually happening

Wei-Yee Chan said...

http://www.nytimes.com/auth/login?URI=/2009/08/18/science/18dna.html