Israeli Scientists Prove DNA Evidence Can Be Faked


( So, you thought that DNA evidence was foolproof? Think again.

Israeli scientists have discovered a way to prove that DNA evidence can be faked.

Long considered the most solid proof in any criminal court case, the biological goods can easily be planted at a crime scene, according to Dan Frumkin, lead author of a paper published in the online journal Forensic Science International: Genetics. “You can just engineer a crime scene,” Frumkin contends. “Any biology undergraduate could perform this.”

“This” is fabricating blood and saliva DNA samples. Frumkin’s team was able to construct a DNA sample to match any profile in a database without having to take tissue from the person involved – if they had access to the database.

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