Tag: DNA

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The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing

Juries trust DNA. But should they?


Why Is This Man Still In Jail?

A false confession to bad cops put a man in prison for rape and murder. But even conclusive DNA evidence hasn’t gotten him out.


Presumed Guilty

Tim Masters becomes the main suspect in a gruesome Colorado murder; he’s eventually convicted thanks the work of a revered detective. Then the case unravels: DNA proves another man committed the crime.


Weird Science

The story of dog-scent lineup innovator Keith Pikett and the not-so-scientific science behind forensics.


Cash for Genes

A DHL tycoon’s small plane disappeared near the Phillipines amidst rumors of children fathered with teenage Asian villagers. Every scrap of his DNA went missing, but that didn’t stop a forensic mathematician.