” Evidentiary Cross-Contamination”

March 4, 2013 • by Jacob S Sherkow
Stanford Law and Bioscience Blog

“The evidence, however, was based on a low copy number, or LCN, DNA profile. LCN profiles are, as their name suggests, DNA profiles compiled from a low amount of DNA–typically less than 100 picograms”

“The Frye test has long been criticized as essentially allowing junk science in the courtroom–junk science is, after all, generally accepted in the “junk science community”–but Frye jurisdictions have recently combated this by increasingly aligning the “general acceptance” portion of the standard to Daubert’s scientific method prong.””


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