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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Non-election news


Testing DNA at a crime lab Posted by Hello

For all those tired of reading bad political blogs pontificate on the election, here's some meatier stuff to sink your teeth into ...

The Chicago Tribune continues its incredible reporting on wrongful convictions with a series on junk science. In six articles over five days, the Tribune exposes the unproven methods, scientific myths and flawed lab work leading to those convictions.

In related news, the AP reports Washington is set to destroy a slew of DNA evidence at the end of the year. Apparently, the DNA goes when the state's law on post-conviction testing expires.

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