We told you once about the CSI effect: the purported phenomenon where the technology that TV detectives use to solve their crimes tends to make regular people think DNA evidence is magic rather than a technique with plenty of limitations and difficulties. In truth, the CSI effect is likely not as bad as courtrooms say. And thanks to new developments in technology — and new laws that empower that technology — DNA evidence is now capable of revealing more than you ever thought possible. Your appearance is just the beginning.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas July 17, 2018
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