Category: DNA

  • Because Sometimes We Buy Our Own Bullshit

    In the comments to Murphy’s Law of Investigation we had a little discussion of what a lawyer should do when his client maintains his factual innocence, and he discovers that there is evidence that, if analyzed, could either confirm that factual innocence or conclusively disprove it. Renaissance man Joel “JDog” Rosenberg wrote of a hypothetical […]

  • Scientific Study of Genes’ Effect on Behavior

    Here’s an excerpt from yesterday’s Washington Post article by Rick Weiss on the use of DNA evidence in court for reasons other than identification: . . . [W]hat of the murderers, rapists and other violent criminals who fall outside those narrow bounds? Can some, at least, blame their behavior on their genes? Studies have shown […]