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"Technician, boss in SFPD lab scandal flunked DNA skills exam," by Jaxon Van Derbeken, The San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 2015.

"Room for Debate: Robert Durst, Handwriting and Judging Forensic Science," The New York Times, March 30, 2015.

"Omaha prosecutors' memo delves into crime lab controversies over suspended director, fingerprint evidence," by Todd Cooper, The Omaha World-Herald, March 29, 2015.

"Sacramento Democrat wants DNA collection for drug misdemeanors, shoplifting," Southern California Public Radio, March 23, 2015.

"Bill seeks to preserve, protect DNA for use in court cases," by Rachel La Corte, Associated Press, March 16, 2015.

"Editorial: D.C.’s new crime lab goes under the microscope," The Washington Post, March 11, 2015.

"Prosecutors criticize D.C. crime lab’s handling of some DNA evidence," by Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post, March 5, 2015.

"D.C. to pay $9.2 million in wrongful conviction," by Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, February 28, 2015.

"The path forward on bite mark matching — and the rearview mirror," by Radley Balko, February 20, 2015.

"Attack of the bite mark matchers," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, February 18, 2015.

"It literally started with a witch hunt: A history of bite mark evidence," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, February 18, 2015.

"How the flawed ‘science’ of bite mark analysis has sent innocent people to prison," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, February 18, 2015.

"Suspected drugs were vitamins, but Mankato man spent months in jail," KMSP, February 17, 2015.

"New York’s Chief Medical Examiner Seeks to Lead in DNA Research," by J. David Goodman, The New York Times, February 9, 2015.

"Judge Rakoff returns to forensic panel after Justice Department backs off decision," by Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, January 30, 2015.

"Federal Judge Quits Panel Over Proposed Evidence Rules," by Devlin Barrett, The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2015.

"Exonerations of U.S. criminals hit record in 2014: study," by Mary Wisniewski, Reuters, January 27, 2015.

"Houston crime lab labeling errors led to dropped DWI charges," Grits for Breakfast, January 26, 2015.

"ACLU argues for drug-crime defendants in Annie Dookhan saga," Phillip Marcelo, The Associated Press, January 9, 2015.

"Lab Flaws Cast Doubt on Drug Convictions," by Jenniferz Levitz, The Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015.

"F.B.I. Evidence Is Often Mishandled, an Internal Inquiry Finds," by Matt Apuzzo and Michael Schmidt, The New York Times, December 19, 2014.

"Could Bacteria Help Convict Rapists?," by Jenna McLaughlin, Mother Jones, December 19, 2014.

"Mississippi Supreme Court overturns conviction involving Steven Hayne, Shaken Baby Syndrome," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, December 16, 2014.

"FBI agent accused of tampering with evidence signed drugs out, documents say," by Peter Hermann, The Washington Post, December 2, 2014.

"Defense Lawyer Pushes to Broaden FBI Evidence-Tampering Probe," by Zoe Tillman, The Blog of Legal Times, December 1, 2014.

"Wisconsin preps for surge in DNA tests when crime law kicks in," by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, November 23, 2014.

" California man imprisoned for 36 years was wrongfully convicted, prosecutors say," by Christine Mai-Duc, November 19, 2014.

"How the courts trap people who were convicted by bad forensics," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, November 17, 2014.

"Suffolk DA warns defense lawyers of crime lab error," by Kathleen Kerr, Newsday, October 30, 2014.

"Lab Reports Show Hundreds 'Convicted in Error' For Drug Offenses," by Michael Barajas, Houston Press, October 29, 2014.

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