NACDL - When DNA Is Not a Gold Standard: Failing to Interpret Mixture Evidence

When DNA Is Not a Gold Standard: Failing to Interpret Mixture Evidence

Dr. Mark Perlin reviews the history of failed DNA mixture interpretation. He begins in 1985, at the start of the genomics revolution, discussing the origins of modern DNA testing. Proceeding in five-year increments, he outlines missed opportunities and policy failures. Perlin offers recommendations to help overcome long-standing DNA interpretation problems.