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"Doesn’t Anyone Want to Know Who Killed Louise Cicelsky?," by Andrew Cohen, Marshall Project, February 13, 2018.

"Forensic Science Put Jimmy Genrich in Prison for 24 Years. What if It Wasn’t Science?," by Meehan Crist and Tim Requarth, The Nation, February 1, 2018.

"DA review identified 254 cases that could be re-examined because of DNA issue," by Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, January 25, 2018.

"Backlog of untested rape kits reduced. Now Beshear sets up unit to investigate.," by Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald Leader, January 16, 2018.

"Is the Opioid Epidemic Fueling Wrongful Convictions?," by Ivan Solotaroff, Rolling Stone, January 10, 2018.

"Police say they’ve cracked rape case columnist deemed a hoax," by Colleen Long, Associated Press, January 9, 2018.

"And Justice For None: Inside Biggest Law Enforcement Scandal in Massachusetts History," by Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone, January 3, 2018.

"Massachusetts prosecutors to throw out 8,000 convictions in second drug lab scandal," by Tom Jackman, Washington Post, December 28, 2017.

"State crime lab braces for impact of new DNA profiling law," by Sandra Chapman, WTHR, December 13, 2017.

"Michigan man convicted on single hair sues after exoneration," by Associated Press, December 8, 2017.

"Evolving forensic science prompts new look at old convictions," by Laura C. Morel, Tampa Bay Times, December 8, 2017.

"Wrongly Imprisoned for Killing His Infant Daughter, a Father Could Go Free This Week," by Vince Beiser, Slate, December 5, 2017.

"The Impenetrable Program Transforming How Courts Treat DNA Evidence," by Jessica Pishko, WIRED, November 29, 2017.

"Judge denies new trial in kidnapping, killing of North Little Rock veterinarian," by John Lynch, Arkansas Online, November 27, 2017.

"Man on death row will get to argue for new trial," by Associated Press, November 24, 2017.

"Two Chicago men freed from prison after DNA tests prompt retrials," by Gregory Pratt, Chicago Tribune, November 21, 2017.

"Misleading testimony from crime lab analyst based in Garland leads to statewide changes," by Valerie Wigglesworth, November 17, 2017.

"Sleuthing, forensics and plain old math. How officials recovered deleted video in PSU frat pledge's death," by Bill Schackner, Post-Gazette, November 15, 2017.

"Courts need help when it comes to science and tech," by Jason Tashea, ABA Journal, November 2, 2017.

"Prosecutors: Thousands of cases impacted by lab misconduct," by Associated Press, October 31, 2017.

"Judge reverses murder conviction, saying crucial DNA information not disclosed," by Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, October 24, 2017.

"Several states searching out flawed FBI hair, fiber cases; Wisconsin is not," by Katherine Proctor,, October 23, 2017.

"20K drivers busted for DWIs could have their cases appealed in N.J.," by S.P. Sullivan,, October 20, 2017.

"'The Watch' Blog: Another week, another crime lab scandal," by Radley Balko, Washington Post, October 20, 2017.

"Federal Judge Unseals New York Crime Lab’s Software for Analyzing DNA Evidence," by Lauren Kirchner, ProPublica, October 20, 2017.

"Using DNA to Sketch What Victims Look Like; Some Call It Science Fiction," by Ashley Southall, New York Times, October 19, 2017.

"After 30 years in jail for rape conviction, case dropped against Springfield native George Perrot who now feels 'truly free'," Associated Press, October 19, 2017.

"Report finds state lab withheld breathalyzer test results," by Aimee Ortiz and Maria Cramer, Boston Globe, October 17, 2017.

"How a Gilded-Age Heiress Became the 'Mother of Forensic Science'," by Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, October 14, 2017.

"Putting Crime Scene DNA Analysis on Trial," by Lauren Kirchner, ProPublica, October 11, 2017.

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