Month November 2017

Turkey DNA and Mesa Verde

For Thanksgiving – Science describes how mitochondrial DNA testing of wild turkeys is apparently being used to suggest what might have happened to the ancient Anasazi people.  “The researchers compared the genetic material from Mesa Verde turkeys to turkeys found… Continue Reading →

Trial Judges and Forensics

A great new piece by Stephanie Damon-Moore in NYU Law Review asks why trial judges so rarely exercise gatekeeping authority over forensic evidence.  A link is here.  Below is the abstract: In the last decade, many fields within forensic science… Continue Reading →

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