Planted DNA

In Chapter 15 of Pointing From the Grave, Frediani is arrested for the murder of Helena. They bring him in for questioning, and that is when he is told that they found his DNA on Helena's  body. Regarding the DNA evidence, Frediani says,

 
"As for the DNA evidence, oh, I'm sure you've got some DNA evidence that probably points to me. Where you got it, how you got it, that's a whole different matter" (Weinberg p.230).

Frediani is trying to imply that the DNA evidence that was found at the scene of the crime on Helena's body was planted. I started to brainstorm and I wanted to know a little bit more about planted evidence. I found an article in the New York Times that I thought was interesting. It takes planting DNA to a whole new level, and describes how DNA can be fabricated, and a crime scene can practically "be built". Check it out its pretty cool and the link is below.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/science/18dna.html?_r=0

 

 
Planted DNA

One thought on “Planted DNA

  1. Dami Akinmade says:

    The article you shared is interesting. This is why analysis of whole blood is important. If that fabricated blood was viewed under the microscope, the absence of white blood cells should ring an alarm!

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