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DNA statistics questioned

The Los Angeles Times reports on a study that suggests that matches of DNA profiles may be more common than the one in more than 100 billion projected by the FBI and other crime labs.

The FBI responds that it is the methodology of the study itself that is flawed, and The Times says the agency has tried to block dissemination of it – to the point of appealing court orders requiring labs to conduct similar studies in their states.

By Alan Cooper

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