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"State’s highest court orders prosecutors to drop weak Dookhan cases," by Andy Rosen, Boston Globe, January 18, 2017.

"Austin crime lab bucked DNA standard for years, yet got passing grades," by Eric Dexheimer, Austin American-Statesman, January 12, 2017.

"Hair Analysis Review: Dozen States Looking at Criminal Cases," by Seth Augenstein, Forensic Magazine, January 6, 2017.

"Obama’s rhetoric on forensics is at odds with his record," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, January 5, 2016.

"When Obama wouldn’t fight for science," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, January 4, 2017.

"Street Hustle: The Truth Behind the ‘New’ Police Tool for Confronting Fentanyl Menace," by Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, December 22, 2016.

"Hearings Dive Into Ex-State Chemist's Drug Abuse, And What The AG's Office Knew," by David Boeri, WBUR, December 15, 2016.

"Denver man sues lab techs after spending 61 days in jail because of mixed-up DNA samples," by Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post, December 7, 2016.

"Crime labs need oversight," by The Editorial Board, The Columbus Dispatch, December 4, 2016.

"Prosecutors in Portland Change Policy on Drug Convictions," by Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, November 28, 2016.

"Lab director's criminal record uncovered; what does it mean?," by Wendy Halloran and Elizabeth Wiley, KPNX, November 19, 2016.

"SJC struggles with resolution to Dookhan lab scandal," by Milton J. Valencia, The Boston Globe, November 16, 2016.

"Column - McGovern: State's high court weighs solution to Dookan mess," by Bob McGovern, Boston Herald, November 16, 2016.

"Exclusive: Inside America’s Newest Digital Crime Lab," by Jeff John Roberts and Robert Hackett, Fortune, November 15, 2016.

"A year after FBI announced errors in testimony, some defendants have received relief from courts," by Allie Hinds, WJHL, November 15, 2016.

"Thousands of Potentially Wrongful Convictions; Years of Delayed Action," by Patrick G. Lee, ProPublica, November 10, 2016.

"25 Years After Junk Science Conviction, Texas Finally Admits Sonia Cacy's Innocence," by Jordan Smith, The Intercept, November 4, 2016.

"Defense attorneys launch review of forensic scientist's cases," by Mike Wagner and Lucas Sullivan, The Columbus Dispatch, November 4, 2016.

"Scrutiny over forensics expands to ballistics," by Milton J. Valencia, The Boston Globe, October 31, 2016.

"Questions about ex-BCI scientist may cast doubt on convictions," by Mike Wagner, Jill Riepenhoff, Lucas Sullivan, and Earl Rinehart, The Columbus Dispatch, October 30, 2016.

"Unreliable and Unchallenged," by Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, October 28, 2016.

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"Court: Forensic errors call for reviews," by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press, October 20, 2016.

"When a state’s drug chemist lies for years, should all her cases be thrown out?," by Tom Jackman, The Washington Post, September 29, 2016.

"Blog: The Justice Department Won’t Stop Going to Bat for Bad Science," by C.J. Ciaramella,, September 29, 2016.

"Column: Time to get serious about protecting evidence," by Yvonne Abraham, Boston Globe, September 28, 2016.

"Orange County's Crime Lab Accused of Doctoring DNA Analysis In Murder Cases," by R. Scott Moxley, OC Weekly, September 27, 2016.

"Prosecutors are ignoring new research debunking popular science used to convict people," by Casey Tolan, Fusion, September 23, 2016.

"Matthew T. Mangino: Presidential council to reveal problems with forensic evidence," by Matthew Mangino, Shelby Star, September 9, 2016.

"White House Report Concludes that Bite-Mark Analysis is Junk Science," by Jordan Smith, The Intercept, September 7, 2016.

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