DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show


Tuesday, August 18, 2009


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.

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