#57: Rethinking DNA Evidence


In the last 25 years, DNA has become a tool of unparalleled power, solving the coldest cases and overturning guilty verdicts based on faulty forensics, false confessions, and bad eyewitness identification. But a new process for analyzing DNA using computers means that now, DNA can be even more powerful, faster and more accurate.

How are the organizations and individuals who use traditional DNA analysis taking this? Our guest is Dr. Mark Perlin, Chief Executive and Chief Scientific Officer of Cybergenetics, Inc. He’ll explain why we need a better method, how it works, and where criminal justice officials have welcomed his work – and where they have fought it.

Read how Cybergenetics solved a cold case in Schenectady, NY, resulting in a conviction here.