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"Our View: The best crime lab may be the one that's closest," by Editorial Board, Fayetteville Observer, November 24, 2015.

"Michigan Prosecutors Pressured Lab on Medical Marijuana Results," by Juan Thompson, The Intercept, November 14, 2015.

"Opinion: Maryland’s long-overdue goodbye to ballistic fingerprinting," by John R. Lott Jr., Washington Post, November 13, 2015.

"Crime lab analysts fail, innocents go to prison, public officials shrug," by Radley Balko, The Watch, November 3, 2015.

"Crime Lab Scandals Just Keep Getting Worse," by Dahlia Lithwick, Slate, October 29, 2015.

"Fla. plaintiffs attorneys pushing for rule that could lead to wrongful convictions, criminal defense lawyer says," by Hoang Tran, Legal Newsline, October 23, 2015.

"A high-ranking Obama official just called for the “eradication” of bite mark evidence," by Radley Balko, The Watch, July 22, 2015.

"Widening scandal at state drug lab in Mass. exposes opportunities for reform," by Henry Gass, Christian Science Monitor, July 17, 2015.

"State chemist may have affected more drug cases than previously known," by Evan Allen and John Ellement, Boston Globe, June 2, 2015.

"The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing," by Katie Worth, The Marshall Project, June 24, 2015.

"Crime-scene DNA errors spark complex legal questions," by Megan Cassidy, Arizona Republic, June 22, 2015.

"US Prosecutor Now Sending Criminal DNA Testing In DC To Lab Run By His Girlfriend," by Wochit, Yahoo News, June 17, 2015.

"DOJ records show lab manager fired, agents disciplined for losing evidence, talking to defense," by Todd Richmond, Associated Press , June 14, 2015.

"The Possibly Coerced Confession at the Heart of the Bite Mark Case ("Re-assessing a videotaped interrogation.")," by Carl Stoffers, The Marshall Project, June 8, 2015.

"Could a Bite Mark Catch a Killer? Or is it junk science?," by Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project, June 8, 2015.

"FBI notifies crime labs of errors used in DNA match calculations since 1999," by Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, May 29, 2015.

"When expert testimony isn't: Tainted evidence wreaks havoc in courts, lives ," by Henry Gass, Christian Science Monitor, May 26, 2015.

"D.C. man imprisoned by flawed FBI forensic evidence exonerated," by Spencer Hsu, Washington Post, May 23, 2015.

"Massachusetts Justices Clear Way for New Trials in Cases Chemist May Have Tainted," by Jess Bidgood, New York Times, May 18, 2015.

"State launching review of convictions to find faulty hair forensics," by Karen Anderson, WCVB 5 Boston, May 14, 2015.

"House committee probes FBI lab problems," by Michael Doyle, McClatchy, May 12, 2015.

"FBI hair errors call convictions into question," by Joseph A. Slobodzian, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 12, 2015.

"FBI Hair Analysis Problems Reveal Limits of Forensic Science," by Eric Tucker, Associated Press, May 12, 2015.

"The FBI’s flawed justice," by Editorial Board, Washington Post, May 8, 2015.

"Flawed Forensics: The Story Behind An Historic FBI Review," by Norman L. Reimer, The Crime Report, April 30, 2015.

"D.C.’s inadequate crime lab," by Editorial Board, The Washington Post, April 29, 2015.

"Senators Urge Action on FBI’s Use of Faulty Forensic Evidence," by Matthew Fleming, Roll Call, April 28, 2015.

"A fascinating interview with a forensic analyst," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, April 28, 2015.

"National accreditation board suspends all DNA testing at District lab," by Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post, April 27, 2015.

"Junk Science at the F.B.I.," The Editorial Board, The New York Times, April 27, 2015.

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