aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

DNA can be faked

While it doesn’t look like your average criminal can do it, scientists in Israel have successfully faked DNA. “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.”

This might change a few crime novels - and maybe a few crime scenes..

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