DNA lab techniques, 1 pioneered in New York, now under fire
September 10, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Two techniques for analyzing DNA evidence that were once considered cutting edge are now under fire amid questions about their reliability, and criminal defense attorneys in New York have asked a state agency to investigate the renowned lab that once used both methods.
The New York City medical examiner's lab developed one of the techniques and became a leader in sophisticated DNA examinations partly because of its work identifying the remains of 9/11 victims.
Both techniques have been phased out in favor of new technology. But the lab says it's used its forensic statistic...