DNA evidence can be faked . . .

check out this article . . .

www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/science/18dna.html

This has very far-reaching implications.  In the US, DNA evidence has become the gold-standard of crime-scene evidence.  It has been used to convict people of crimes, and it has been used to exonerate people who were previously convicted.  Now, we’re being told that it can be faked – two different ways.

Holy Batphone, Batman!  The Joker just took over the Police Crime Lab!

Seriously, this presents itself as a built-in appeal reason for everyone who’s been convicted of any crime based on DNA evidence.  Particularly if it was a serious, violent crime with scant or no other evidence available.  It looks like our already over-worked courts are about to get a whole lot busier.