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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence,

I was watching Law and Order SVU earlier this morning and they had a case that had fabricated DNA, which had been discovered in Israel....WOW.  This may be old news that people are aware of or not?  All I know is that it got my curioisty going and suprise it's a FACT.  Makes one wonder what this could create?   

DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show

Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricateDNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.

State and Federal DNA Database Laws Examined by Michelle Hibbert  Excerpted from DNA Databanks: Law Enforcement's Greatest Surveillance Tool? in Wake Forest Law Review, Volume 34 (Fall, 1999), pp. 767-825. (footnotes omitted)]http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/case/revolution/databases.html

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.

DNA test will finger 'Nazi; WAR CRIME.

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“You can just engineer a crime scene,” said Dan Frumkin, lead author of the paper, which has been published online by the journal Forensic Science International:Genetics. “Any biology undergraduate could perform this.”

Dr. Frumkin is a founder of Nucleix, a company based in Tel Aviv that has developed a test to distinguish real DNA samples from fake ones that it hopes to sell to forensicslaboratories.
The planting of fabricated DNA evidence at a crime scene is only one implication of the findings. A potential invasion of personal privacy is another.

Using some of the same techniques, it may be possible to scavenge anyone’s DNA from a discarded drinking cup or cigarette butt and turn it into a saliva sample that could be submitted to a genetic testing company that measures ancestry or the risk of getting various diseases. Celebrities might have to fear “genetic paparazzi,” said Gail H. Javitt of the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University.

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