Some criminal investigators are now mining DNA data collected through genealogy websites to solve criminal cold cases. This article states that Darold Wayne Bowden was arrested for a series of rapes that happened over a decade ago. Agencies are sending unknown DNA samples to a company based out of Virginia, the samples are then entered […]
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/familial-dna-puts-elusive-killers-behind-bars-only-12-states-n869711 This article addresses serious questions in DNA science, but gets the science completely wrong and indicates a much larger issue. If this guy, who hopefully did some research before writing this article, cannot figure out what is going on, how are jurors supposed to do so? First, the analysis of how familial DNA searches […]
This is a short article on a couple of forensic science issues in the “Making a Murderer” case. This is by no means an exclusive list of the issues, but issues that kind of which are not often addressed – bias in testing and invalidity of a forensic scientific test.