It would appear the days when DNA evidence was counted as being 99.99999999999999999%  trustworthy has encountered a problem, scientists from Israel has in a lab proven that they could falsify DNA evidence so that they would appear to come from a specific individual – all they needed was apparently a DNA profile of the person they wanted to ‘mimic’ and they could produce spit and blood with his/her DNA profile (I would suspect seamen could also be produced this way).  This way DNA evidence like eg blood could be falsified and put on a crime scene to frame someone, it is a scary thought as DNA evidence today carry very high weight in courtrooms.

All may however not be lost as the company behind this breakthrough is working on a detection model to spot these ‘fake’ DNA samples, but still the thought is scary.

http://newz.dk/dna-beviser-kan-fremstilles-i-laboratoriet

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/science/18dna.html?_r=1

http://www.fsigenetics.com/article/S1872-4973(09)00099-4/abstract

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