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DNA TESTING IN THE TRAYVON MARTIN/GEORGE ZIMMERMAN CASE

     While reading articles on the DNA results in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case I soon realized that a lot of detail must have been released about the test results.  After a quick internet search I was somewhat shocked to discover that official DNA reports and even some laboratory notes are available online: http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/news/documents/2012/09/19/case_part_5_Gorgone_FDLE_complete_report_7_26_12_.pdf […]

UNDERSTANDING THE INDEPENDENT DNA EXPERTS’ REPORT IN THE AMANDA KNOX CASE (PART 2)

Closing arguments are now underway in the Amanda Knox appeals trial. In late July I posted a blog entry about the first part of the Conti-Vecchiotti report.  At the site, http://knoxdnareport.wordpress.com, a completed translation of this report is now offered. Bra Clasps This item of evidence was given the designation ‘165B’/sample ID code 48896 and […]

UNDERSTANDING THE INDEPENDENT DNA EXPERTS’ REPORT IN THE AMANDA KNOX CASE (PART I)

  Introduction On July 30, 2011 the independent DNA experts, Stefano Conti and Carla Vecchiotti will be cross-examined on their famous 145 page report that has given Amanda Knox great hope in her appeal.  The report has been partially translated in a blog at http://knoxdnareport.wordpress.com/ where it is referred to as “The experts’ report discrediting the […]

DNA ISSUES SURROUNDING THE AMANDA KNOX CASE

DNA ISSUES SURROUNDING THE AMANDA KNOX CASE

With the appeal coming up at the end of this month, there has been a lot of news about the apparent weaknesses of the DNA evidence used to convict Amanda Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito in the murder of Meredith Kercher. After a Twitter discussion with Doug Bremner (dougbremner.com) I was inspired to learn […]

BREAKING DOWN BIN LADEN’S DNA

BREAKING DOWN BIN LADEN’S DNA

The historic news of the death of Osama Bin Laden has once again thrust DNA science into the forefront of the media.  Identification of Bin Laden through DNA is as high profile as it gets for the science. The World, and not just a twelve-member jury pool, must be assured that the identification is correct.  […]

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