Science and Technology

DNA in the courtroom

Posted on: Wed 22 Jan 2020

DNA evidence in criminal prosecution gives lawyers the ability to place certain people in certain places with a higher degree of certainty.

With the expansion of ancestral DNA testing services, the way we use and share our DNA could spill over into the courtroom in more complicated ways than ever.

Christopher Lean, Postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sydney joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to explain this concept.

Produced by Zoe Kounadis

Image sourced: Fayerollinson (CC BY-SA 3.0)


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