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"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.

"5 Investigates: First-in-nation conviction reversal could start trend," by Karen Anderson and Kevin Rothstein, WCVB, January 28, 2016.

"Flawed Microscopic Hair Comparison Analysis Testimony Leads to New Trial for George D. Perrot," NACDL News Release, January 27, 2016.

"Ruling Addresses Limits on Forensic Expert Testimony," by Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal, January 27, 2016.

"Former inmate files lawsuit in Delaware drug lab scandal," by Jessica Masulli Reyes, Delaware News Journal, January 26, 2016.

"Op-Ed: Courts and junk science," by Alan Shanoff, Toronto Sun, January 16, 2016.

"Tainted Evidence: Mexico's Surprising Answer to Crime-Lab Corruption," by Meghan Walsh, Ozy, January 11, 2016.

"Lawyer: Remand '89 rape case, as expert provided 'junk science'," by Spencer Williams, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, January 5, 2016.

"Over 10 Years, 2 Filmmakers Documented The 'Making' Of A Murderer," NPR, January 5, 2016.

"Forensic science reform is finally here. But will we get it right?," by Radley Balko, The Watch, December 16, 2015.

"Lives in Balance, Texas Leads Scrutiny of Bite-Mark Forensics," by Erik Eckholm, New York Times, December 12, 2015.

"Crime Lab Scandals the Focus of New DOJ Plan," by Katie Worth, Frontline, December 8, 2015.

"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.

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