November 18, 2004
Fraud at Orchid-Cellmark
Cellmark has fired an analyst for faking the results of 20 profiles done for the LAPD and FBI--when the control samples in the test came up bad, the analyst would report that they were consistent. None of the cases has gone to trial. Another article here. Cellmark did the DNA analysis for the OJ Simpson case, the Unabomber, Jon Benet Ramsey, and the Green River Killer.
Meanwhile, in Australia, DNA profiles have been put in a computer database under the wrong names; there were errors in almost 1 in 7 entries audited. Jack Chin
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