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"The False Promise of DNA Testing," by Matthew Shaer, The Atlantic, May 17, 2016.

"ACLU: Rogue chemist was involved in 24,000-plus convictions," by Milton J. Valencia, Boston Globe, May 12, 2016.

"Judge Rejects Handwriting Analysis in Forgery Dispute," by Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal, May 10, 2016.

"Meth Lab Chemist Who Spent Years Getting High On Job Creates Chaos For Massachusetts Justice System," by Arun Rath, NPR, May 7, 2016.

"Junk Science on Trial in Bill Richards Bite-Mark Appeal," by Jordan Smith, The Intercept, May 6, 2016.

"How Can America Fix Its Crime Labs?," by Kate Wheeling, Pacific Standard, May 6, 2016.

"New Details Of Misconduct By State Chemist," by Radio Boston, WBUR, May 4, 2016.

"Blog: The Cost of Lying: For One Lab Scientist Who Fabricated Evidence, Just Two Years in Prison," by Jessica S. Henry, The Huffington Post, April 19, 2016.

"Over 7,800 Prosecutions Questioned After NJ Lab Tech Caught Faking Drug Test Results," by Tim Cushing, Techdirt, April 18, 2016.

"Annie Dookhan, center of drug lab scandal, released from prison," by Eric Levenson,, April 12, 2016.

"'It's a public safety issue' — Should Utah require all rape kits to be tested?," by Annie Knox, The Salt Lake Tribune, April 11, 2016.

"Should people convicted on unsound science be given new trials?," by Hannah Yi, PBS NewsHour, April 9, 2016.

"Man convicted 3 times of 1990 rape, murder wants new trial," by Ashley Mitchem, News 4 Jacksonville, April 8, 2016.

"Lawyers for 2 convicts join in bad-science retrials push," by Spencer Williams, Arkansas Online, April 3, 2016.

"Viva 4N6," by Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith, The Intercept, March 25, 2016.

"Justice Department frames expanded review of FBI forensic testimony," by Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, March 21, 2016.

"Beyond CSI: The Director Of The D.C. Department Of Forensic Sciences," The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, March 21, 2016.

"A trio of junk forensic science cases," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, March 17, 2016.

"Bergen County drug case dismissal urged; first such request following crime lab tech's removal," by Kibret Markos, The North Jersey Record, March 15, 2016.

"Jury rejects lawsuit against state drug lab supervisors," by Milton J. Valencia, The Boston Globe, March 14, 2016.

"Should state be held responsible for lab chemist’s wrongdoing?," by Milton J. Valencia, The Boston Globe, March 14, 2016.

"Bad convictions have cost California millions of dollars, report says," by Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2016.

"New Jersey crime lab faces doubts after technician’s suspension," by Kibret Markos, The Bergen County Record, March 5, 2016.

"Lab tech allegedly faked result in drug case; 7,827 criminal cases now in question," by Justin Zaremba,, March 2, 2016.

"Some States Throw Untested Rape Kits In The Trash. These Survivors Want To Change That.," by Tyler Kingkade, The Huffington Post, February 23, 2016.

"Texas Panel Calls for an End to Criminal IDs via Bite Mark," by Erik Eckholm, The New York Times, February 12, 2016.

"Man Freed While Awaiting New Trial On Flawed Hair Evidence," Associated Press, February 10, 2016.

"Why Some Forensic Evidence Isn’t Accurate Or Reliable," by Here & Now, WBUR, February 5, 2016.

"Blog: Judge Denies Access to Source Code for DNA Software Used in Criminal Cases," by Joe Palazzolo, Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2016.

"In a first, judge grants retrial solely on FBI hair ‘match’," by Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, February 2, 2016.

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