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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.
Originally posted by TheAssociate
reply to post by ShiftTrio
Great find. I've always wondered if DNA evidence is trustworthy enough to be used to prosecute someone criminally. This needs to be shown to someone with the authority to rule that DNA is no longer admissible as evidence. If there's even the slightest possibility it's inaccurate, it shouldn't be allowed to be used in criminal proceedings.