Better DNA Sequencing Tools Continue to Change the Standards for Proof in Criminal Cases; Yet Anothe

As DNA sequencing gets better and better, it’s also improving and changing the standards for proof  in criminal law. This March 7, 2016 article from Science (a great journal) provides a science heavy update, focused on the work of a scientist who teams up with lawyers on one of the many “Innocence” projects. The work of the teams is a prime example of the need for more multi-disciplinary teams working at the intersections between science and law.

Note also: these new tools are starting to bring major change to mass tort cases. But mass tort cases are way behind criminal law as to experiencing the profound impacts of the ongoing revolution in molecular biology.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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